Building Self Assurance

How many of us have assurance about how we handle life’s situations? Truth is you may be confident in some area of your life but not others.

I grew up a very shy person and was not comfortable going out of my comfort zone. I always stayed in the background and tried to make myself less noticeable. It was especially painful in-group activities that involved boys. But as luck would have it, it was at a high school homecoming dance that I had a breakthrough.

Learning Self Assurance Through Experience

I was sitting in the back against the wall hoping a boy would ask me to dance, but also terrified that I would get asked. My worst fear and hope finally happened. There was a teenage boy approaching me and I could feel myself shaking, but even through my nervousness I noticed something strange, that he was shaking too. He stuttered when he asked me to dance and it suddenly occurred to me, he was as scared as I was! It was a huge revelation to me and helped me relax a bit and gave me great self assurance. That moment changed me and gave me confidence in later dances to be the one who would ask the boys to dance. I stepped out of my comfort zone and it became easy. This was a major step for a young girl.

This is true in many areas of your life. Confront challenges head on, get it done and you’ll realize it’s not so bad. Having self assurance without a haughty attitude will get you noticed.

Instruction Brings Assurance

Oddly enough it has been my daughter who has been a real inspiration to me and her friends. At 12 years old she signed up for a modeling course. It was something she really wanted to do. They taught her how to walk with assurance and hold herself up with her head high. She developed excellent poise and learned how to be comfortable in front of a lot of people while walking down the runway. They taught her how to apply makeup and how to choose clothes. She only modeled for 2 years before her priorities changed, but it forever changed her and she has maintained incredible poise and assurance.

Self Assurance Builds Confidence

When you have assurance and poise you will stand out even if you don’t feel completely comfortable. Often you see people in sports with the same confidence. If you make yourself have that look of assurance soon you will realize that you are confident of yourself. Motivational posters in your home or work place are a great way to remind yourself what you are trying to accomplish. There is a great motivational poster which says, “Have courage to stand out.” Have confidence and poise and you will stand out!

Enjoy the adventure!

Assurance also comes by what you wear. Choose a homecoming dress that flatters and it will instill confidence from the start. Visit Linde’s Bridal & Prom store in downtown Massillon OH where you’ll find a great selection of homecoming dresses to choose from and create that self assurance every girl desires.