Next letter up for the A-Z challenge of Positive Personality Traits is S - and S is for Self-confident. This is a big personality trait to get a grip on. So many of us are lacking in this area - I'm not sure why, but we can be our own worst critics and we let that inner voice talk down to us and sap our confidence. We need to replace that critic with a voice that cheers us on and celebrates who we are.
Self-confidence for the rest of us is a hard earned quality. We need to see ourselves in a much more positive light. We need to stop focusing on our faults and turn our attention to all those parts of ourselves that are positive and attractive. If you're wondering what those qualities are - just ask your friends and family, I'm sure they can come up with a few to get you started.
We need to stop worrying about what other people think about us (or is that just me?) and start looking outwards at how we can invest in others and our relationships. Everyone loves the person who accepts and invests in others - be that person. Stop over-thinking everything and just leap up and have a go. The worst thing that can happen is you fall flat on your face, but we all do that occasionally - the best thing is you gain confidence in yourself and having a go starts to come more easily.
Most of us don't realize what we're capable of until we put ourselves on the line - think positive, accept yourself and have a go. Confidence develops when you take your eyes off yourself and over-thinking everything too much. Spread your wings and see what happens.