7 things confident women do differently that makes them stand out

In a world where self-assurance is synonymous with empowerment, confident women effortlessly captivate attention with their unwavering demeanor and unshakeable presence.

From boardrooms to social gatherings, they exude an aura of confidence that sets them apart from the crowd. But what exactly sets these women apart? Through a closer examination, we uncover 7  distinct behaviors that confident women embody, propelling them to stand out in any setting.

Ready? Let’s find out. 

1) They embrace their uniqueness

Remember that girl in high school who always stood out because she was different? She wasn’t trying to fit in with the popular crowd, but everyone knew her name anyway. That’s because she embraced her uniqueness, and guess what, people respected her for it.

Confident women know that they don’t have to be like everyone else to be accepted. They understand that their individuality is their strength. I remember when I first started my career, I was trying so hard to fit in that I lost myself in the process.

When I finally let go and embraced what made me different, people noticed, and my confidence grew.

2) They don’t seek approval

This one was a game changer for me. For years, I would constantly seek validation from others – my boss, my colleagues, even my friends. It was draining and certainly didn’t help boost my confidence.

Confident women on the other hand, they don’t seek approval. They believe in themselves and their abilities. That’s not to say they don’t appreciate feedback or constructive criticism, but their self-worth isn’t tied to others’ opinions of them.

One day, I decided to take a leaf out of their book. I stopped seeking approval and started trusting my instincts more – and let me tell you, it was liberating! The change didn’t happen overnight, but gradually, I noticed a shift in the way people perceived me.

It was as if they were mirroring my newfound confidence.

3) They are not afraid of failure

For confident women, failure is not a deterrent but rather a catalyst for personal and professional development. Rather than allowing fear to paralyze them, they harness its energy to fuel their determination and resilience. 

Think Serena Williams, a force impossible to overlook in any crowd. Revered as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, she’s navigated her share of court setbacks. Yet, with each defeat, Serena exhibits grace and resolve, leveraging failure as a springboard for advancement. And Beyoncé? Yer journey to musical icon status wasn’t without its stumbles.

Despite her immense talent, she weathered setbacks and disappointments on the road to solidifying her industry eminence.

These women stand as testaments to resilience, their stories illuminating the power of perseverance and determination in the face of adversity.

4) They support other women

In a world where competition can sometimes overshadow camaraderie, confident women understand the importance of lifting others up. They know that true confidence comes not from tearing others down, but from helping them rise.

There’s a saying that goes, “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”

In the same spirit, confident women celebrate the success of others, knowing that there’s room for us all to shine. They invest time and energy in empowering their female peers, because they believe that when one woman succeeds, we all do.

5) They practice self-care

This was a lesson I had to learn the hard way. For a long time, I was all about work, work, work. I thought that the harder I worked, the more successful I would be. But I was wrong.

You see, confident women understand that in order to be their best selves, they need to take care of themselves both physically and emotionally. They prioritize self-care, whether it’s taking a yoga class, reading a book, or simply spending time with loved ones.

I remember the day I finally decided to prioritize self-care. It was after a particularly stressful week at work and I felt completely burnt out. That’s when I realized that in my pursuit of success, I had neglected myself.

Then I started to make changes – small ones at first like taking short breaks during work, then bigger ones like incorporating regular exercise into my routine. And guess what? Not only did I feel better but my productivity and creativity also improved.

6) They set boundaries

Have you ever found yourself saying “yes” to tasks or favors when you really wanted to say “no”? Well, you’re not alone. But here’s the thing, confident women have mastered the art of saying “no”.

Setting boundaries is important to them. They understand their worth and aren’t afraid to prioritize their needs. Whether it’s declining an invitation to a social event for some much-needed rest or pushing back a deadline that’s not achievable, they do not hesitate to set the necessary boundaries.

Interestingly, setting boundaries doesn’t make them less likable. On the contrary, people tend to respect those who can articulate their needs clearly and maintain healthy boundaries.

7) They take risks

Ever heard of the saying “No risk, no reward”?

This couldn’t be more true for confident women. They understand that stepping outside their comfort zone is essential for growth and success.

Now, I’m not suggesting that they make reckless decisions. But whether it’s taking on a challenging project at work or starting a new business venture, they are not afraid to take calculated risks.

I’ll never forget when I decided to take a risk and start my own business. It was scary and I had moments of self-doubt. But I pushed through and today, I can confidently say it was one of the best decisions of my life.

Stand tall, stand out

In conclusion, the journey of confident women is marked by 7 distinct behaviors that propel them into the spotlight of empowerment and influence.

From embracing failure as a stepping stone to success, to advocating for themselves unapologetically, these women exemplify resilience, grace, and determination in every aspect of their lives.

By embodying these principles, they not only stand out in a crowd but also inspire others to embrace their own confidence and potential.

As we reflect on their remarkable qualities, let us heed their example and embark on our own journeys of self-assurance and empowerment.

Ava Sinclair

Ava Sinclair is a former competitive athlete who transitioned into the world of wellness and mindfulness. Her journey through the highs and lows of competitive sports has given her a unique perspective on resilience and mental toughness. Ava’s writing reflects her belief in the power of small, daily habits to create lasting change.

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