1. They don’t make excuses.
Own it. Highly confident people take ownership of their actions. They don’t blame people or traffic for being late; they were late. They don’t excuse their short-comings with excuses like “I don’t have the time” or “I’m just not good enough”; they make it happen.
2. They don’t run from fear.
Fear is a liar. Plain and simple. Highly confident people don’t let fear dominate their lives. The things they are afraid of doing are the very same things that they need to do in order seize the day
3. They live close to the edge.
Let it ride. Highly confident people avoid the comfort zone or safety net, because they know this is where dreams go to die. They actively pursue a feeling of discomfort, because they know leaning over the edge is mandatory for their success.
4. They don’t put things off.
Keep it moving. Highly confident people know that a good plan executed today is better than a great plan executed someday. They don’t wait for the “right time” or the “right circumstances”, because they know these reactions are based on a fear of change.
5. They don’t obsess over the opinions of others.
Highly confident people don’t get caught up in negative feedback. They don’t get caught up in negative opinions that they can’t do anything about. They know that not everyone is loyal. The devil was once an angel. Not everyone is going to be your friend forever.
6. They don’t judge people.
Highly confident people have no tolerance for unnecessary, self-inflicted drama. They don’t feel the need to insult different opinions. They are comfortable in who they are that they do not feel threatened by different people or things.
7. They don’t let scarcity hold them down. They embrace it.
Resourcefulness. Highly confident people find a way to make things work with what they have. They know that all things are possible with creativity and a refusal to quit. They don’t agonize over setbacks, but rather focus on finding a solution.
8. They don’t make comparisons.
Highly confident people know that they are not competing with any other person. They compete with no other individual except the person they were yesterday. They know ff you do tomorrow what you did today, you will get tomorrow what you got today.
9. They don’t fear telling people what they don’t want to hear.
Highly confident people have no problem being the bearer of bad news. They are aware that not all people get along, and that’s just how life works. They focus on the quality of their relationships, instead of the quantity of them.
10. They don’t avoid life’s inconvenient truths.
Highly confident people confront life’s issues. They nip it in the bud. They know that problems left to fester have a way of multiplying as the days, weeks and months go by. They would rather have an uncomfortable conversation with their partner now. Bigger the top, bigger the drop.