I don't know why so many people are afraid of being confident. What's more appealing, someone who sits in the back and doesn't say anything, or someone who's not afraid to come to the front and speak their mind? Bear in mind that I'm talking about confidence, not arrogance. There's a monumental difference between being confident and being a self-righteous, arrogant prick. You need to strike a balance, my self assured peeps. It's a-okay to feel confident, but don't go shoving it in someone's face unless you want a slap. Being confident can help you in so many ways, including the following:
It can be hard to feel confident in your career when you see other people pursuing the exact same thing as you with better qualifications, better experience and, more often than not, far more self-confidence. But you know what? Fuck them. You were employed for the same reason they were, and you were hired for a reason. So hold your head up high and be confident and proud. Employers will notice you if you're more confident with your work and your ideas and they'll respond to it accordingly. Win win.
Your Love Life
Don't believe the old lie that guys are afraid of confident girls. I'm calling bullshit on that one. Confidence is sexy ladies, and people will be drawn to you if you're dancing like no one's watching in daaa club. Don't be afraid to make the first move either, ain't nobody got time for waiting around for other people. Be confident during the chase AND the relationship; don't let them walk all over you and speak up for what you want.
Being confident when you start college or even two years in can do hell of a lot for your time there. Don't be one of those annoying people who always tries to make jokes during the lectures, but don't be afraid to talk to the people beside you because you never know, they might just be as weird as you and then BOOM, you have yourself a squeaky new partner in crime.
Not only can your love life improve with confidence, so too can your other relationships. It could be a new friend you're making in work, or an old one that's acting bitchy. Either way, be confident in your opinions and speak them loudly and clearly. If that friend is in the wrong, call her out and fix it. People will appreciate your honesty, I swear. Also, don't be afraid to embrace the freaky that is you. Anything else is just boring.
Generally being confident and believing that you're the shizz will do wonders for your daily life and how you feel about yourself. So just decide that you're confident, and start to act like it momentarily. It may be an act at the beginning, but once you see how much of a difference it can make to your life overall, you'll start to feel better about yourself and then the confidence won't be so much of an act anymore. The circle of life, and all that jazz!