Contrary to popular belief, natural confidence doesn't come from a six-figure salary and an enviable wardrobe. Rather, those who truly accept themselves for who they are, flaws and all, exude the kind of genuine confidence that many search for their entire lives.
Unsurprisingly, those who go through life with this positive mentality tend to view day-to-day life differently, both at work and at home. Business Insider recently outlined the many unique ways truly confident people approach life—many of which are easy to emulate and absorb. Here's what the site found:
They speak with certainty. Confident people remove words and phrases like "um" and "I think" from their vocabulary entirely, instead choosing to speak assertively and with conviction.
They focus on small victories. Rather than focusing on long-term goals alone, confident people find ways to feel successful every day. "Small victories build new androgen receptors in the areas of the brain responsible for reward and motivation," writes BI. "The increase in androgen receptors increases the influence of testosterone, which further increases their confidence and eagerness to tackle future challenges."
They don't seek attention. Highly confident people know that it's more rewarding to be yourself than to seek validation from others. Confident people "don't crave approval or praise," writes BI. "They draw their self-worth from within."
Head over to Business Insider for more confidence tips, and share your thoughts on the findings below!