The importance of confidence


Hannah Ortega, Staff Reporter

Confidence. In this day and age, it’s not the most common thing in the world. A lot of people are insecure and wriggle around in their own skin. However, confidence is necessary for people to be successful in life. Employers aren’t going to hire the timid and squirmy person who is uncertain in herself and her abilities. Someone doubting themselves is not someone employers can trust to help hold up their business.

Most people are insecure about the way they look, their personality, their status, or things like their intelligence. The sad thing is that a lot of people nowadays do judge people by how they look, but that can’t get to you. Who cares how you look when you’re super smart, or talented, or a good friend? It’s not about the packaging. It’s about what’s on the inside.

If someone doesn’t like you because of your personality, then that’s their loss, unless you’re being a jerk to people. You could have been a great friend, and they missed out on you.

As for status in things like the social and economic ladder, people shouldn’t make you feel insecure just because you don’t have as much money as them and aren’t popular. Also, everyone’s learning. If you feel that you aren’t as smart and you’re struggling that’s okay. Struggling means learning. There’s no need to not be confident.

One thing I’ve learned is this: fake it ‘til you make it. Even if you’re insecure, act like you’re not. Put your chin up high and smile. Be yourself and be strong. That’s who people want to hire for jobs, depend on, and aspire to be. If you’re insecure and show it, people will walk all over you and take advantage of you.

You should be confident in yourself and all of the amazing things you can do. Don’t be too hard on yourself and beat yourself up, and don’t let others get you down either.

Confidence is key.