There is always room to improve. Remaining versatile to the idea that you can create a new identity by mixing and matching with something else, you can bypass plateaus.
Throughout his career, Bob Dylan would go on to produce songs with a touch of everything. He explored because he had to. When he injured his hand, he focused more on songwriting. When he was struggling with his aging voice, he completely reinvented how he made sounds.
Confidence is one of those game-changing qualities-like rapport, empathy and courage-that is both incredibly valuable and highly elusive. As soon as we "try" to be confident, we've already failed. As soon as we "act" more confident, we're already pretending. Telling someone to "be more confident" is like telling someone to be taller.
Confidence is expressed most profoundly through our bodies. No matter how well we speak, the way we feel about ourselves will always manifest in our posture, our hand movements and our facial features.
So commit to strong, positive body language and make a conscious effort to form habits that make your nonverbal communication automatic.
The famous Irish poet Oscar Wilde once said, "The final mystery is oneself." But how do you unravel the mystery that is you? This can't happen without self-awareness, and self-awareness won't happen without reflection. But what does reflection really mean? Reflection is different from introspection. Introspection is simply looking in.