In this lesson, you will learn about what is self-confidence. You will also learn about self-confidence dance is.
These two attributes are very vital in creating your ideal lifestyle by realizing your full potential.
Are you confident about yourself? Your answer to this question explains how you live, whether you appreciate or disapprove yourself.
Definition of Confidence
The word confidence has been defined variously by different writers, scholars, academicians and psychologists. It is a term which is generally understood to refer to FULL TRUST: it refers to the belief, consciousness and trust that a person, entity, authority or another thing is capable of succeeding in something. It also refers to the belief in yourself (self-confidence).
Confidence is the vital attribute which has made countries win wars; individuals win competitions and games, people do what seems impossible and it has also helped men and women make history. It is required by everyone be it at marriage, in school, at work, in positions of leadership and generally in your daily life.
What is self-confidence?
"Self-confidence gives you the freedom to make mistakes and cope with failure without feeling that your world has come to an end or that you are a worthless person." - Anon
Self-confidence refers to the trust or confidence in self. It is the belief that you (or the person or entity you are acting for) will emerge victorious and successful in the task you want to undertake. With self-confidence, you are able to meet most of the challenges in life. It will also help you do what people believe is impossible or difficult to do.
Take for example the time when the current president of the United States of America Mr. Barrack Obama was launching his presidential campaign before the 2008 US elections. Most people wished him away publicly and openly stated that he had little or no prospects of succeeding in his quest for US presidency.
These people said so while basing their opinion on the past racial hatred in the US. They never took into consideration that the people can consider nation interests like economic growth and better foreign policy when choosing a president.
Mr. Obama adopted him, Yes We Can campaign and he finally did it setting history as the first black African American president. One of the factors which can be attributed to his success is self-confidence. Had he become so much concerned and worried on the aftermath or the probability of losing he will have encountered a very great challenge than it was or even he would have lost.
Self-confidence is the key to unlocking the door for successes in life. In the past, political commentators in the US also believed that he would not be reelected because his (Obama) administration failed to achieve what it had promised in the campaigns.
This position changed when the US soldiers killed one of the most wanted terrorists Osama Bin Laden. This earned his presidency and administration points. As matters stand, there are high chances of being re-elected in 2012.
This e-course is not about politics (or US politics) but the Obama case is just a real life example of what self-confidence can do to people’s lives and inspire the lives of many others. The well renowned public speakers, role models, and successful people have one character which most people lack and it is none other than self-confidence.
Most people lack self-confidence and this causes them to miss many opportunities. You have to interact, talk and communicate with people if you are to progress. You have to know how to talk to the public. All well known and respected public speakers have self-confidence. Self-confidence at the workplace will make you discharge your daily duties and obligations confidently while you are sure that everything is going on well as required.