The word 'confidence' isone of the most commonly used words in corporate life. Ever since I startedmy career, I have been hearing this word constantly from my seniors,friends and colleagues.
My idea about confidenceis the ability to present oneself withoutshowing any inhibition through facial expressions or your body languageand to freely communicate your ideas to others. Confidence is the fearlessnesswith which you speak your mind with utmost conviction and to stand up for what youfeel is right. When you are sure about something you want to say or do,confidence automatically comes to you. In corporate life, the ability to showthat you are a ‘know-it-all’ while knowing nothing is also considered as beingconfident. According to me, if you have the positive attitude to learnsomething that you don’t know and then take the trouble to do your job, it canalso be attributed as confidence.
I have seen that manypeople DO NOT accept their weaknesses and mistakes with the grace they accepttheir strengths and achievements. We are always set to brag about our strengthsand achievements but most of us always have this tendency to blame anotherperson for the mistakes we commit and switch on our defensive mode when we areheld accountable for something that went wrong. I don’t consider that asconfidence and in fact, I feel it is purely arrogance or ignorance on theirpart. Very few people accept their faults and try to make amends or apologize.I strongly feel that a person is fully confident only when he/she is boldenough to accept his/her weaknesses and mistakes gracefully. In my opinion,that aspect also shows that person’s humbleness.
What is confidence, in your opinion?
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