Confidence is a rare but beneficial trait

Tim Charette
Comment Contributor

Confidence, can anybody really possess it, or can someone just project it? Regardless, it is a nice to hear when somebody tells you that they can see the confidence you have and how some say they wish they could have that. Well to those people guess what, you can.

Having confidence can make someone do so much more exciting things and can also make some situations less nerve wracking. Cliff-jumping, sky-diving, presenting a presentation, and something that is the hardest for many, being themselves are some of the hardest things to do without a little confidence.

Here are some helpful tips, make sure you always have a positive attitude, never back down from a scary moment, and make sure that you do not feel uncomfortable being you.

In high school and especially in college, having confidence is something many people need and want when it comes to giving a presentation. Speaking to a classroom full of your classmates is a scary thing for some, while for others it is no big deal.

Think of this; the next time you have a presentation, before you start take a deep breath and say to yourself, “I CAN do this!” And if once is not enough, then keep saying it to yourself throughout the duration of your project.

Your classmates will see the calmness and see the confidence that you project for that five minutes or less.

Another type of confidence is the risk taking mindset only a few people in the world possess. Cliff-jumping and sky-diving are just two of the many different types of daring experience that one would need confidence.

That rush of energy for some is what they consider living, while for others, it is considered dangerous.

That confidence is the second hardest to have because when your heart is racing a million miles per second, you are not thinking about confidence, you are thinking about everything bad that could happen.

Just do the opposite though, think about the stories you could tell and the once in a lifetime experience it would be and just let you mind go and enjoy the thrill, because in a few weeks, months or days, you might regret it. And regret is the toughest thing to get over.

Lastly, the hardest thing to have confidence about is being yourself. Nowadays, there are so many who are afraid to be themselves because there are people in this world who are judgmental of the littlest thing.

Whether it is coloring your hair a crazy color, dressing out of the norm, standing up for yourself, and not being afraid of what people think/say, everybody is entitled to be themselves and nobody should be judged for that.

We live in a world where judgement comes in small and large amounts, but regardless of whether it is little or big, judgement is still judgement and it hurts.

So next time you are afraid to be yourself, take a deep breathe, look in the mirror and say, “I am who I am, and nobody is going to take that away from me” and that confidence that you project walking the halls, campus, and or streets will make people look up to you and follow in your footsteps.  

Tim Charette is a Staff Writer for The Comment.

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