Too scared to speak up? How to be more confident
Confidence has much to do with space - with how much room you feel able and allowed to take up.
A child that grows up with an affluent family has a different perception of himself than of the child who grows up in a one bedroom home with a single parent that could hardly provide sustenance for the two of them.
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When you're feeling notably uncertain about a something, take the time perform an audit, in the objective terms possible.
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When you’re really unsure, asking questions may be last thing you'd want to do, because it could feel like turning on a spotlight when all you want to do is go unnoticed. But masking uncertainty tends to amplify it.
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With stress, the mind and the body are intrinsically linked. You can view stress as something that is wreaking havoc on your body (and it can) or as something that is giving you the strength and energy to overcome adversity.
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Repeated exposure to mildly stressful conditions can alter your body’s biological response to stress, making you manage stress in a better way.
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A truly confident man won’t get aggressive or arrogant, because those traits suggest someone is losing control. He knows keeping cool and talking in a calm, measured way is the quickest way to get respect.