In an ideal world, we would all be confident women and know exactly what we want and how to get it.
Confidence is a beautiful thing to have but unfortunately, a lot of us lack when it comes to being a confident woman.
Things that have perhaps happened to us in childhood and as we begin to grow up shape the way that we look at the world and even how we feel about ourselves.
There is one thing that people get confused about when we start to talk about confidence and that is the difference between being confident and being arrogant.
They are very different things even though at surface level they can seem similar.
Today lets talk about what a confident woman looks like and what makes her so special.
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10 Signs of a confident woman
1. They know they are not perfect and accept that
None of us are perfect let’s just get that out there right now.
No matter what you think you see on social media all of us are lacking in some area. No one has a perfect life.
As they say, the grass always looks greener on the other side.
A confident woman knows this.
A confident woman accepts herself for who she is, flaws and all and is happy to embrace her imperfect self.
2. Never compare
It’s hard sometimes to not compare your life to that of someone else’s but the truth is that we don’t really know what someone else’s life entails.
We only see what the other person allows us to see. What they want us to see.
For this very reason, it is pointless to compare yourself to the next woman.
You can never be her and she can never be you.
You are the best possible version of yourself that there can ever be. Any confident woman knows this.
Comparison is a confidence killer.
3. Remains positive
Even when things are not going as planned a confident woman always remains positive.
She knows that the situation is just tempory.
Worrying about things that you cannot change does you no good.
You can always tell a woman who is positive because she always remains optimistic about her situation.
She does not worry about what others may or may not think about her because she is focused on her own life.
4. Knows when to say no
It’s hard to know when to say no to people but it is required.
If we continually say yes to other people all the time it can leave us feeling emotionally drained.
Sometimes when we choose to say no people can think bad of us as though we don’t want help but the truth is that the more we say yes to others the more we deny ourselves.
That’s not to say that we should be selfish but being a confident woman means that you know how to strike the right balance. When you do need to say no to someone you can do it without feeling bad.
5. Has set goals
I don’t know about you but every single confident woman that I know has set clear goals for their lives.
They are simply unshakable no matter what is being spoken about them.
They have a plan for what they want to do and have already laid out the steps for how they are going to get there.
If you want to be a confident woman make a plan for your life. Don’t just sit back and let life happen to you.
Do the thing that makes you happy even if others think that you can’t possibly do it because you lack experience.
The only opinion that matters is the one that you think of yourself.
6. She knows her strengths and weaknesses
Every strong woman knows that she can’t be good at everything. We all have limits.
Limits on our knowledge and limits on how many things we can get done in a day.
If you are a confident woman you know the art of delegation when you need it.
You know what you are good at and you focus on that. You don’t quit because you don’t know how to do something you find a way around the situation.
There is no option for you to simply quit. You are a force to be reckoned with so you always look for solutions to problems.
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7. Body language
It’s easy to spot a confident woman from across the room. She doesn’t even have to speak.
The way that she carries herself tells her story.
Her body language is deliberate, she stands tall and always has eye contact with whoever she is talking to.
Body language can tell you more about a person than words and that’s pretty powerful stuff.
Anyone can talk and say mere words but a confident woman will always have self believe and it shows in her body language.
8. They don’t envy the success of others
Be real we all get a little jealous sometimes. There is nothing wrong with that.
Hey, you wouldn’t be human if you didn’t feel some kind of way when another woman does well for herself.
What sets a confident woman apart from other women is that she doesn’t let this emotion take over. She knows that it’s ok for us all to win and that one day it will be her turn.
Anyone with confidence has control of feeling slightly jealous and stays away from feeling full-on envy.
Confidence will push you to do better and be curious as to how the other woman achieved so much.
When one person’s light shines bright it does not dampen your own.
9. Self care is always on the list
A confident woman knows that she has to look after herself both on the inward and the outward.
Always take some time out for yourself.
Self care is really important if you want to be able to keep going.
Have some me time, go out with friends, go shopping if you can afford it. Do something that keeps you being you.
It’s ok to treat yourself every now and again.
Confidence doesn’t mean that you are superwoman. Confidence means that you know you are not and you need a break every now and again.
10. They don’t conform
The number one worst killer for any woman is to conform under duress.
We are all made very differently for a reason.
If we all had the same opinions and did the same thing then what would be the point of our existence?
Confidence means that sometimes you have to be prepared to go it alone if no one else will back you.
Confident women always remain true to themselves.
Final thoughts on being a confident woman
If after reading this you feel that you are lacking in some areas don’t let that get you feeling down.
Confidence is a journey. No one wakes up being confident overnight.
Accept yourself and work on the areas that you need to.
Every woman can achieve confidence as long as she is willing to work at it.
We all have baggage that weighs us down. Perhaps now is the time to simply let go of it and be you.