When it comes to the benefits of confidence, many people think about small achievements and perks. Perks like having the courage to ask for a raise or stand up in a social situation.
This is all true, but it’s also only a scratch on the surface. Being confident opens way more doors in life than having small benefits. Confidence is one of the most important traits anyone can have, and building it should always be on your to-do list.
Today, I’d like to break down several benefits from different areas of life to demonstrate how important it is to be confident. Here are 13 incredible benefits of confidence. Stay tuned, because #3 changed my life!
Benefits of confidence with happiness
Happiness and mental health are something you should always take care of. Neglecting that area can cause nasty consequences. Being confident is directly linked to your self-esteem, which is linked to your mental health. Thus, it can prevent many different issues and have great benefits like the following ones:
When you’re confident in yourself and your capabilities, you’ll naturally be happier. The benefits of confidence will bleed into every area of your life. You’re not afraid to take risks.
This is how your life becomes more exciting. You take advantage of the different opportunities. You enter different situations with the secure feeling that you can handle even the negative outcomes. Imagine what that could do to your happiness.
Self-esteem is an ability to see yourself as a valuable person and trust in your abilities, regardless of your weaknesses and external opinions. When it comes to your happiness, having good self-esteem is important.
A major part of being confident is accepting your flaws and weaknesses, knowing that everyone has them. There’s a great confidence-building exercise that includes writing down things you hate about yourself. When you do that, you admit your weaknesses to yourself on a certain level of consciousness.
When you increase your confidence, you’ll also learn how to not give a fuck about other people’s opinions. Trust me, you shouldn’t care about them.
Above all, the ability to see yourself as a valuable person is great for your happiness and mental health.
The world becomes your oyster
This is a very special part to me. See, we humans are insanely capable if we just decide to do something. Sadly, many people just stay in their comfort zone and take the safe path because they’re afraid of failure, humiliation, and judgment.
Now, what could possibly fix that? Confidence of course. When you accept that failure is an option, you’ll have the guts to go after your wildest dreams. Dreams like building a business or becoming an artist.
When you don’t give a dam if someone judges you, you become relentless. Asking for a cute girl’s number or a raise becomes an easy task.
In my opinion, this is the greatest benefit of being confident. You don’t waste opportunities getting stuck inside your head. Do you know why? Because you know that you can handle any outcome from a situation and end up being fine.
Resilience is your ability to react and recover from an unexpected incident. These incidents can be anything from a small mistake to a severe accident.
Confidence helps you to stay calm under pressure because you know that you can deal with negative consequences. If there’s something you need to fix, your confidence helps you to trust in your capability.
Have you ever been in a situation where you’ll have to give a presentation in front of people? Or when you have to stay calm and confident when someone insults or teases you.
The advantages of being confident occur in many social situations. It can be intimidating to speak up or lead an interaction if you lack confidence. this is why being confident has several benefits in your social life.
Hanging out with friends and other people should be fun. After all, a human needs good relationships in life. When you’re in a situation where external pressures can occur, it’s important to have confidence.
Social interactions go into this category. Someone may challenge you, ask you to speak up or take a lead. Confidence helps you tremendously in these situations. They can even become fun when you nail the situation!
On top of this, when you can relax and be yourself, the social situation becomes much more pleasurable. I’ve been in situations where I’m afraid to speak barely anything because I’m afraid that another person responds negatively. To be honest, that sucks.
Being confident helps you to avoid those feelings, enjoy your time, and maximize the interaction.
Although you shouldn’t care about other people’s opinions, getting respect is always nice. Compliments and positive feedback put me always in a great mood.
Here’s the thing. Confident people are capable of solving conflicts, making decisions, leading, and providing value to interactions. Displaying these characteristics make other people respect you because you have a positive effect on them.
Also, true confidence will bleed into your body language, vocal tonality, and other ways of non-verbal communication. Believe me or not, people pick on those signals and determine your status that way. When they sense your confidence, they’ll put effort into gaining your approval.
There are a zillion ways to determine what charisma means, so here’s mine. Charisma is your ability to influence other people to act and think in a way, that benefits you. This progress includes techniques like cracking jokes, being congruent, storytelling, and so on.
Influencing means that charismatic people can make someone attracted to them, relate to their opinion, and command respect. Again, defining charisma is difficult, so there’s not just one, correct answer.
One of the great benefits of confidence in a social situation is a so-called carefree charisma. This means that you say whatever the hell out want because you don’t care about others’ opinions and know that you can handle negative reactions. When you speak this way, you’ll be congruent, relaxed, and funny to spend time with.
Benefits of confidence in dating
Needless to say, the benefits of being confident become very apparent in dating. I can’t even count how many opportunities people have lost due to their lack of confidence.
I don’t know is it because of modern society or some toxic people out there. But I know one thing. It’s your responsibility to take care of your dating life and confidence. These benefits should motivate you:
If you take a look around you, you’ll find all kinds of dating opportunities. Dating isn’t just about meeting people through the social circle and seeing if you magically happen like each other. Neither it’s only about getting wasted in the club and seeing if you end up making out on the dance floor. Without any memory of how you got there…
If you have unshakable confidence you can find opportunities in everyday life. You know, the cute waitress, someone you meet at work, the list goes on. When you’re confident enough to take risks, your results will skyrocket.
Dating is a numbers game. There’s never a 100% success rate, but confidence will put the numbers on your side.
Needless to say, confidence is one of the most attractive traits you can have. This goes especially with men. Women love it when you’re confident enough to approach them (without being creepy). Even if you get rejected, you can still have a great interaction. And if she tells you to fuck off? That means she’s too stupid to seize the opportunity.
Confidence skyrockets both the quality and the number of your interactions. It doesn’t require too much math to figure out that the numbers are on your side.
Confidence is an attractive trait that bleeds into every part of your interaction and therefore makes you attractive.
I remember a couple from my past. Their relationship was toxic as hell. There was lying, keeping secrets, jealousness, manipulation, you name it! This all could have been avoided if both of them had had confidence.
See, confident people in relationships don’t have to lie or keep secrets because they know that issues can be solved. One way or another. They don’t have to place stupid boundaries for the other one because they can trust them.
And if they can’t? Confident people know that if the relationship is toxic, they can end it and find a new one. When two confident people date, they are both honest and trust each other. Funny enough, these traits can prevent almost any problem.
Benefits of confidence in career
The last category I want to talk about is your career and how confidence affects it. With a career, I mean anything that you’re doing or planning to do for a living. It can be your current job, a business, or a place where you’re studying.
Career and dating have similar traits when it comes to being confident. Just like in dating, you’ll have different opportunities to seize with your career.
Confidence allows you to take these opportunities, knowing that it’s OK to get rejected. These opportunities include asking for a raise, applying for a new job, or any opportunity that benefits you.
When you start paying attention, these opportunities occur every single day at work (or school). Even the smallest ones add up in the long run.
Higher chances of success
We all know that you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take, so having the confidence to take them increases your odds of succeeding. However, confident people tend to gain success in other ways too.
When I applied to my previous job, only 8% of people who applied got in. I was in that group without even bothering to send my CV. Why was that? Well, the company hired people based on their characteristics, displayed during the interview. I felt confident during that interview, and I believe that it was one of the factors that made me get in.
See, confident people often can make others take them seriously. This allows them to have higher success rates whenever they need to convince someone. These situations often occur at work.
Leadership and power
One benefit of confidence in a career is the ability to qualify for leadership. Leaders, supervisors, and CEOs tend to have lots of success in their careers.
The truth is that they deserve it. Their responsibilities are huge, and they have to take care of their employees. As you guessed it, succeeding in those jobs requires confidence.
You must be able to trust in yourself, perform publicly, and manage difficult tasks. Leading effectively, while keeping the employees happy can be difficult.
If you have the confidence and charisma to lead, your odds of success are significant in whatever you do.
How do I become confident?
After reading about these incredible benefits of confidence, you probably want to become confident. Luckily for you, I’ve written an entire guide about that. It’s pretty much impossible to advise it in a single paragraph, so check out my other articles to learn that.
However, the ultimate source of confidence isn’t too complicated. It’s the secure feeling that you can enter a situation, knowing that you’ll end up being fine regardless of the outcome.
Doing it isn’t always easy, but it is what it is. Again, check out my other articles if you want to learn more.
Benefits of confidence – Summary
Being confident is one of the most important skills you can have. As you can see, it has the potential to benefit every area of your life. Insecurity is a serious problem nowadays, but it can be fixed.
If you consider yourself insecure, don’t worry. You can change it. You just need to take the right steps and want it bad enough. A great place to start is reading my blog 🙂
With this said, I hope you enjoyed this post. I’ll see you next time!