I’m not going to quote you a dictionary definition of the word confidence, as we all have our own definition and everyone’s is individual to them. Self-confidence often gets a negative reaction, it’s as if having belief in yourself, is a bad thing. I would say it’s definitely not. Having self-confidence in moderation, is the key, the right balance makes you not seem, perhaps, arrogant.
What I want to explore in this article, is the concept of a facade, that in the Arts we often seem to have, of being happy-go-lucky and loving life. I often get told I am a confident person, but I would definitely say I seem it, as I wouldn’t say I’m a consistently confident one. I do have a relatively high level of confidence, but a lot of the time I am like everyone else and just blagging it! I go to an audition or a meeting and I’m the most confident version of myself, pure and simple, but I’m still myself.
This leads to my next point and something I emphasise a lot in Frantastic View, be yourself. Always. Being yourself and confident go hand-in-hand believe it or not. You can be both confident and maintain your personality and individuality, as I want to get across is confidence is not an ugly trait.
Here are some pointers for feeling that extra confidence, when perhaps you are feeling at a low ebb:
Remember there is only one you in this world, so don’t compare yourself to others, be the best version of you.
Never let anyone dent belief in what you can achieve, we do that to ourselves enough, without letting anyone else destroy our self esteem.
Talk about it, if you are feeling your confidence is at a real low point, then please share this with someone you trust.
Hope you have a beautiful week 💜