8 Things Confident People Simply Will Not Do
By Sandy Schroeder
There are many reasons for success, but confidence may be one of the big ones. Researchers have consistently shown how much confidence contributes to success.
Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-founder of TalentSmart, a group that services 75 percent of the Fortune 500 companies, recently pointed out how confident people operate with this list of things that they never do.
They won’t give up – Many people wilt when their efforts fail, but confident people simply take a closer look and figure out what they need to do to make things work, and try again.
They never resort to excuses – Because they are confident they believe in what they do, and take charge, accepting responsibility for their actions. If it doesn’t work, they don’t waste time looking for people to blame. They accept the situation and figure out how to fix it.
They never lag – When something needs fixing they do it now. Less confident people often drop back and are a little afraid to surge forward again. Confident people are motivated to achieve and they know the only good choice is to move forward now.
They don’t judge others – They do not need to point other people’s weaknesses to make themselves feel good. Realistically they know everyone has something to contribute and they work with those around them to make the most of the talent available.
They don’t have to be praised – They never demand applause but they always bring the right attitude to the game, and that attitude attracts support. When things go well they gracefully share the credit with everyone around them.
They don’t crave approval – Truly strong people know who they are, and they don’t have to have lots of support to believe in their efforts. Confident people know that approval comes and goes, but true skill can come through either way.
They don’t wait for things to happen – They may not have the right position or staff, but they find a way to get what is needed, or get by without it and power ahead.
They never become complacent – When success continues, it is easy to relax into a comfort zone, but confident people know they have to continue to grow in their jobs to maintain what they have achieved.
They don’t hesitate to fix things – Sometimes a client needs help immediately, or a leader is missing. Confident people don’t wait for solutions, they step up and figure out how to fix it.
If these characteristics all sound familiar, you probably already know how to be confident. Just keep going and enjoy the ride.
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