Sometimes all it takes is an example of something for you to use it to your advantage. And in this case, that example is of people who are already overflowing with self confidence.
If you don’t have the right amount of confidence, study, learn, and pay attention to confident people.
Once you do that, you can use their example and implement it into your own life. To build up the self confidence you’re capable of having.
Here are 5 inspirational examples of killer self confidence for you to learn from. And benefit from.
1. Refusing to be anything but yourself
Tupac Shakur was a man who refused to be anything but who he is. 100%. 24/7. Regardless of whether the media, or society disagreed with him.
That takes a serious amount of self confidence to stick to your character, and what’s true to you. Especially when you’re in the limelight and criticism is flying at you from every direction.
Regardless of all that, he stuck to and stayed true to himself.
He stayed true to his beliefs, and he wasn’t afraid to voice his opinion on matters and causes he cared about.
He refused to be anything but himself.
LIFE LESSONS FROM TUPAC SHAKUR:
- Authenticity builds confidence.
- Self expression builds confidence.
- Being true to yourself is the only way forward.
- People will respect you for who you are, and what you stand for.
You born as YOU, and nobody else. Refuse to be anything but who you are, what you are, and what makes you who you are. Everyday. Your self confidence will thank you for it.
2. Willingness to voice your opinion, and be disliked because of it
That’s right, I’m talking about Kanye West.
He’s a person who’s not just willing to voice his opinions and speak his mind, but he has the self confidence to do it without second guessing himself.
Or letting fear or nervousness hold him back in the slightest.
Back in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina happened, Kanye West criticized George Bush not giving a shit about black people.
That takes balls to come out with something like that on national TV. Knowing there are people who are bound to criticize you for it.
You may not agree with it, but there’s a lot to be learned from it as far as confidence goes.
LIFE LESSONS FROM KANYE WEST:
- Be willing to voice your opinions, even if it’s controversial.
- Be willing to be disliked, because you can’t please everybody.
- Be willing to have a voice.
- Be willing to speak your mind without fear of criticism.
We’re all afraid, but don’t let that be a reason to hold your opinions back, and keep your confidence locked up in a cage.
3. Having the courage to share your deepest truths
Ingrid Nilsen is a famous YouTube star I doubt you haven’t heard of.
Last year in 2015 Ingrid came out with an announcement, saying she’s gay.
Then she went onto explain the difficulties she’s had throughout the years with this fact.
And how hard it was and freeing it was to finally let out her deepest secrets without holding back.
That takes an enormous amount of self confidence to come out with something like that. Especially in this day and age where people are not only against gays, but it’s even illegal in some countries and cities.
Congratulations is what I say!
LIFE LESSONS FROM INGRID NILSEN:
- Just do it.
- Get it over and done with.
- Take action.
- Care less about what people will think of you.
- Get it off your chest once and for all.
The truth sets you free. And doing so gives you the confidence necessary to move forward and speak your truth without hesitation.
Regardless of what “truth” it is you’ve been holding back.
4. Willingness to keep on going
Yep, Katy Perry.
The only singer to have had 5 number 1 songs off an album in the charts all at the same time.
Michael Jackson is the only other artist who’s ever done it.
Before she become as successful as she is today, she was grinding hard and putting in the work for 7+ years straight. It wasn’t handed to her on a plate.
She dealt with setback after setback, was turned down by many people, and Katy’s first album sold around 200 copies.
It takes huge amounts of confidence to keep going for so many years when things aren’t working out the way you want them to. And that’s the kind of self confidence and perseverance it takes.
LIFE LESSONS FROM KATY PERRY:
- Believe in yourself 100%.
- Believe in the possibility of success.
- Keep your eyes on the prize.
- Sharpen your confidence so you can have the courage to keep going.
- Have 100% confidence within yourself, your idea, and what you’re doing.
If you’re not confident about the things you’re doing, you’ll quit way before the 7+ year mark. Like most people do.
So sharpen your confidence constantly, and believe in the possibility of success.
Or else you won’t have the confidence to make it happen.
5. Being comfortable in your own skin
Jenna Marbles is another popular YouTube vlogger you probably know about.
The difference with Jenna Marbles in comparison to many vloggers, is her brutal honesty. And how comfortable she is in her own skin.
It’s politically incorrect for women to swear, but she doesn’t hesitate to do it on her channel.
Because that’s who she is and that’s how she rolls. And she’s not one to take criticism too seriously.
Another sign that proves she’s comfortable in her own skin.
That takes not just high amounts of self confidence, but a great sense of self esteem as well.
I’d recommend watching her videos to not just see it for yourself, but to see what you can take from her confidence. To add it to your own life.
LIFE LESSONS FROM JENNA MARBLES:
- Put little emphasis on those who criticize you.
- Don’t take yourself too seriously.
- Express yourself willingly.
- Share your story.
It takes confidence to do those things, and all it takes is a TON of practice for you to make it happen.
And to top it off, others will be inspired by your confidence and will influence them to do the same thing in their own lives.