Men’s Guide to Improving Self-Confidence

What makes a man? Spending a small fortune on expensive watches, driving a luxurious sport’s car or looking like a Men’s Health poster boy? Well, none of these things, actually. Being a man is not about how much you have or even what you look like, it is about an attitude and having a unique mind-set that beams with self-confidence. While, the aforementioned requirements can be obtained by anyone with enough money, a truly high self-confidence is impossible to fake. Here are a few tips on how to improve it and make it into one of your greatest assets that you already have being a man.

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Learn a New Skill

In the 21st century, not all men must work in their hands in order to make for a living. Still, there is something primal about being the jack-of-all-trades. Going on a course to learn a new skill is always an option, but those disciplined and patient enough can even learn a thing or two on the internet. Remember, this whole ordeal is not so you can learn something you can apply in real life, but about proving it to yourself that there are no obstacles when it comes to your abilities.

Getting involved in new activities such and sports and water activities can really give you a social confidence boost and even help you meet new groups of like-minded friends. Keeping active and challenging your normal routine will keep you mind and body stimulated.

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Up Your Dating Game

One of the greatest lies that men all over the world believe in is the she-is-out-of-your-league cliché. First of all, there’s no such thing. Even though some people compared love to a battlefield, it’s in no way a sport. The truth is that a person you’re looking at may be on the search for someone with your exact same values, might be interested in someone like you because women always ask themselves does he likes me or not. The only way to know that for sure is to get up and go over. It’s as simple as that. Sure, even this can be a challenge and going into this challenge prepared might help you feel more confident. Learning a few valuable dating tips means that you will already have a head start.

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Dont Be Afraid To Change

While many manly virtues stem from tradition, there’s nothing positive about refusing to change no matter what. In fact, the primary thing about men is that they are survivors, which means that they changed with the circumstances they were in. For example, according to several surveys, it has been noticed that people with tattoos are often seen as more attractive. The reason for this is very simple, the very fact that they had courage to make a permanent alteration on their body speaks a lot of their character. What better way to beam self-confidence than to show you are not afraid of permanent solutions? Whether it’s a new tattoo or trying out a new style of clothing, a small change can help make you feel great.

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Clothes Make The Man

In the introduction, we talked about money not defining a man, but the same could not be said about the clothes. Although it may seem odd, these two things are in no way contradictory, since you don’t have to pay a fortune to get dressed properly. Walking around dressed like you are about to meet the love of your life will make you attractive to others, but even here, it is you that count the most. Look at it this way, just the fact that you know your clothes fit you like a glove will make you feel more confident and more self-aware. Sometimes, it is all that it takes.

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Finally, being a man is about setting your own rules and doing things you believe add to your personal value. Looking good, learning new things and “dating out of your league” should only be means to an end and not your actual goal. The real objective should be an improved version of ‘you’ and the only way to reach this is by hard work and learn what gives you the confidence and beam happiness.

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