10 surprising habits of highly confident people

Are you ready to uncover the secrets of the truly confident? 

The individuals who exude self-assurance and inspire others to do the same. 

We’ve done the research, asked the questions, and gained access to the inner circles of the bold and beautiful to bring you the top 10 habits of highly confident people. Whether you’re looking to improve your own confidence or simply want to learn more about the mindset of those who exude self-assurance, this article is for you. 

1) They are goal oriented.

Ever wondered why some people seem to achieve everything they set their minds to while others struggle to reach even the most basic of goals? 

The secret to their success is simple: they are goal-oriented individuals.

They have a clear vision of what they want to achieve and they work towards it with determination. 

They don’t let fear or uncertainty hold them back, but instead, they make a plan and take action towards their objectives. 

They don’t get distracted easily by side activities. 

They are able to stay focused on what’s important and don’t give up easily when faced with obstacles. 

These individuals understand that true fulfillment and satisfaction come from striving to reach their aspirations, and they’re willing to take the necessary steps to achieve them.

They don’t just dream about their aspirations, they make them happen.

2) They are adaptable.

I once knew a guy named Jack, who was the epitome of adaptability. 

He was a freelance graphic designer and had been working on a big project for a client for months. 

But just a week before the deadline, the client completely changed the direction of the project, and all the work that Jack had done was no longer relevant. 

Anyone else would have freaked out, but not Jack. 

He took a deep breath, looked at the new direction and within a couple of days, he had completely redesigned the project to fit the client’s new vision, and he nailed it. 

That’s the kind of adaptability that confident people possess. 

They don’t get knocked down by life’s curveballs, they learn to hit them out of the park.

Adaptability is the key to survival in today’s ever-changing world.

The confident individuals understand this, and they don’t shy away from change. 

They embrace it.

They know that the only constant in life is change and the only way to thrive is to be able to adapt to it.

3) They are assertive.

If you want to be a person with unwavering self-confidence, you must learn to be assertive. 

Being assertive means being able to express your own needs and wants in a clear and direct manner. 

It means being able to communicate effectively and stand up for yourself when necessary. 

Assertiveness is a key habit of confident people because it shows that you have self-respect and self-worth. 

It also helps to build healthy relationships with others because it allows for open and honest communication. 

Remember that being assertive does not mean being aggressive, but it’s about expressing yourself in a clear and respectful way. 

It is a skill you can develop and practice to be more comfortable and natural in your interactions with others.

4) They don’t procrastinate.

As I mentioned above, confident individuals have a sense of purpose and are driven to achieve their goals. 

One key habit of highly confident people is that they don’t procrastinate.

Confident individuals understand that putting things off only prolongs the inevitable and often makes tasks more difficult in the long run. 

Instead, they set goals for themselves and take the necessary steps to achieve them as soon as possible. 

This allows them to make steady progress towards their goals and ensures that they have adequate time to accomplish everything they set out to do. 

In essence, confident individuals don’t allow procrastination to stand in the way of achieving their aspirations.

5) They have a positive attitude.

“A positive attitude is a choice. It’s not something you have to dig for, it’s something you choose to cultivate.” – Jerry B. Jenkins

As the famous author, Jerry B. Jenkins has said, having a positive attitude is a choice. It’s not something that comes naturally to all of us, it’s something that we have to actively work on and cultivate. 

And it’s something that highly confident individuals have mastered. 

They understand that a positive attitude can make a huge difference in how they approach challenges and opportunities. 

They focus on the good things in life and find ways to overcome obstacles. 

This positive outlook on life helps them to see the best in themselves and others, which makes it easier for them to build and maintain relationships.

It’s important to remember that like any other skill, having a positive attitude can be learned and practiced. 

And with time, effort and a deliberate effort, it will become a part of who you are.

6) They maintain a good balance

One of the top habits that shows you’re probably much more confident than you think is that you maintain a good balance in your life. 

Whether you’re juggling work, family, or personal pursuits, a truly confident individual knows how to prioritize and keep everything in check. 

They understand that burnout is not a sign of strength and that taking care of oneself is crucial for overall well-being. 

They make sure to take the time to relax and recharge, without feeling guilty about it. Confident people recognize that achieving balance is key to living a fulfilling life and being able to handle any challenges that come their way.

7) They are not afraid of failure.

As Thomas Edison once said, ‘I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.’ 

Confident people, like Edison, understand that failure is a natural part of the learning process. 

They don’t see it as a setback, but as a valuable part of the journey to success. 

They are not afraid to fail and see it as an opportunity to learn and grow. 

They know that it’s only through taking risks and trying new things that they can achieve their goals and reach their full potential. 

They understand that failure is not a reflection of their self-worth, but simply a sign that they need to try a different approach. 

Confident individuals embrace failure as a necessary step on the path to success. 

They know that every failure brings them one step closer to achieving their goal, and they never give up in the face of adversity. 

8) They’re organized.

Imagine walking into a room where everything is in its place, and there’s a sense of calm and order. 

This is the scene that often surrounds highly confident people, they are organized and able to manage their time and resources effectively. 

They understand that being organized is not just about having a clean space, but also having a clear mind and a sense of control over their life. 

They prioritize their tasks, make to-do lists and stick to them, they don’t let chaos and disorganization hold them back. 

They are able to stay focused on what’s important and don’t get easily distracted by side activities. 

This habit allows them to be productive and efficient, which in turn contributes to their confidence. 

They understand that being organized is a key to success and personal fulfillment.

9) They are comfortable in their own skin.

Nothing has a greater impact on each of us than our sense of self.

It shapes the way we see the world, the way we interact with others, and the way we make decisions. 

Confident people understand that true confidence comes from being comfortable in one’s own skin

They have a deep understanding of who they are, their strengths and weaknesses, and they embrace them. 

They don’t strive to be someone else, but instead focus on being the best version of themselves.

They understand that everyone is unique and that embracing one’s individuality is the key to unlocking true confidence. 

They are not afraid to be different, they know that being true to oneself is the foundation of self-confidence. 

10) They trust their instincts. 

The last point ties in well with what I’m about to say… They trust their instincts. 

Highly confident individuals are in tune with their intuition and trust in the decisions they make based on their gut feeling. 

They understand that their instincts are often a reflection of their experiences and knowledge, and they rely on those to guide them in making important decisions. They know that it’s essential to listen to that inner voice which is usually right and usually help them to be on the right path. 

They recognize that their instincts are an invaluable tool in their arsenal of skills and they use it effectively to navigate through life.

So, there you have it folks – the top 10 habits of highly confident individuals.

But remember, confidence isn’t something that can be achieved overnight, so don’t be too hard on yourself if you’re not nailing all of these habits just yet. 

And if all else fails, just remember the words of wisdom from the great philosopher Beyoncé: ‘I woke up like this.’ 

Bonus habit: quotes Beyoncé to boost confidence. 

Just kidding, or maybe not! 

But remember, confidence is key, and with these habits in your back pocket, you’ll be well on your way to becoming the life of the party (or at least not hiding in the corner). Happy confidently living!

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Nguyet Yen Tran

Yen is a freelance writer and a researcher specializing in mental health, self-awareness, and psychology. Her hobby is studying human behavior throughout their reaction upon situations. Be sure to check out her other posts on our blog.

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