People with authentic confidence have a unique ability to inspire others. Confident people are positive, they believe in possibilities, and see barriers as minor obstacles that have to be overcome. And that’s why we like confident people. They have an aura of energy that is infectious. In fact, psychology calls this energy emotional contagion.
Basically, the concept is that the emotion of the most powerful person in the room inspires the same emotion in others. And, since confident people are positive people and often powerful people, they have the power to inspire others. And, yes, sometimes the most powerful person in the room can be a negative person and that has a different impact.
For example, an egotistical boss or a bitter, unhappy parent can affect everyone around them.
Our confidence and lack of confidence can inspire or deflate others, so it is important to be aware of how we carry ourselves.
Here are some questions you can ask yourself every day to be inspired – and be more inspiring.
1. What can I appreciate about this day?
2. What are the possibilities of this day?
3. What kind word can I share or simple gesture can I do to inspire someone in my world?
4. If my emotions are contagious, what do I want others around me to catch?
By answering these simple questions, you will be inspired and you will inspire others. Don’t waste another moment. The world is waiting for you.
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