Having confidence in yourself could be one of the most important traits to have as a human being. Of course there is a difference in being confident and being cocky. Being confident is simply believing in yourself. Being confident is knowing you can do something or achieve something. Being cocky is equivalent to being arrogant, or seeing yourself as above others.

So why is confidence the most important trait you can have? The answer is confidence can take you through a successful life. Confidence can allow you to go after your goals and achieve them. Without confidence you struggle to get what you want in life. The world is a tough place, and no one is going to believe in yourself as much as you are. It’s important to know that you can do something before going after your goals. Without proper belief in yourself and confidence, you may do a task or go after a goal half way and fall short.

Everyone should have confidence. Everyone has something that they bring o the table. Everyone is talented at something. It bothers me so much when I hear that people don’t have confidence in themselves! Write a list of the 5 things you are good at. These can be things that you are beginner at or things that you have been doing for years. Think of traits or actions that people love about you and include those in your list. Think about all the things that you bring to the table, don’t sell yourself short, and include those in the list as well. Everything you’ve written down is a reason to be confident in yourself. Any of those reasons listed is a reason why you are an incredible person.

Knowing what you bring to the table in whatever you take on is important part of having confidence and being able to successfully achieving goals and tasks. Confidence is in everyone, and it can help tremendously. The next time you think for a second about not being confident in yourself, remember the list you made, and go forward believing in yourself!