As I met so many models in my studio and on location, I found there were certain traits of those who really stood out in front of my camera. One of these traits was confidence!
- Do you have it?
- Can you get it?
Truth is, modeling confidence will help you get the best out of life – and your modeling career. This works for actors too!
So, let’s take a look at what you need to do.
How to Get Modeling Confidence – Do You Believe in Your Own Modeling Potential?
Okay, we all have dreams and aspirations (You as a model & me as a photographer). But, very few of us are fully aware of our own potential.
We find it hard to see the truly good and admirable traits in ourselves, especially as well as our faults. However, believing in your own potential is a crucial part of developing your self-confidence to become a model or any other goal in life.
Exactly What IS Confidence?
First, confidence is often misunderstood by those who pretend to have it.
And no, it’s not aggressiveness or arrogance. It’s not just “trusting your instinct.” Other models with a giant following of fans shouldn’t change your level of confidence one way or the other; unless they’re doing exactly what you are.
Yes, glowing press coverage and getting magazine covers helps your morale, but it shouldn’t change your readiness to scale up and become a better model.
Why Believing in Yourself as a Model is So Important!
In order to achieve everything you’re capable of as a model, you have to believe in the potential you have. It can help you to…
- try new things,
- challenge yourself,
- and take risks that could all lead to modelling success.
Now that you know why you need modeling confidence, read these 4 ways to help you believe in your potential.
1. Self-Reflect & Ask Yourself Questions
The first way to find out if you believe in your own modelling potential is to spend time in self-reflection. Ask yourself what you are capable of.
Find out what are your strengths and most admirable qualities are. This time spent determining your potential is valuable to who you are as a person and, helps you fulfill your full potential.
During this time of self-reflection, try to focus on the following 4 questions:
- What is your potential?
- What do you want to achieve in your modeling career?
- Do you truly believe you can achieve it?
- What can you do with this potential?
Focusing on these 4 things and answering the questions honestly will help you to identify your potential as a model.
And, they will help you to believe in your career dream more strongly.
2. What You See As Your Full Potential? Write It Down!
Now that you’ve had time to reflect on what your potential is, take time to list the qualities and skills you’ll need to get there.
We all need affirmations. So, listing the talent, skills and abilities you’ll need helps you affirm what your potential is – and your belief in it.
Study this list and keep it with you. And, be sure to look at it whenever you feel yourself doubting your potential.
This way, you keep your potential in the forefront of your mind and helping you to truly believe in your potential.
NOTE: To reassure yourself, repeat an affirmation each and every day. Use something like:
“I have what it takes to make my modeling dreams a reality.”
“I easily pursue my model goals with confidence.”
3. Prove Your Modeling Potential to Yourself
If you’re like many models, you have to “see it to believe it“. This even extends to what people believe about themselves.
A great way to truly believe in your potential is to prove to yourself you have it. Act on it! And, challenge yourself by pushing the limits of your potential.
This challenge works for almost every walk of life. It can be
- or relationship-oriented.
But, it needs to challenge you, and force you to showcase your full potential. Once you’ve achieved the goal you set for yourself, and fully showcased your potential, you’ll not only have a well-earned sense of accomplishment and confidence, but you’ll also fully believe in your potential without doubts.
4. Who Else Believes in Your Ability to Be a Model? Keep Them Close to You
We all like to think we don’t let others affect us. But truthfully, the people around us, especially those close to you, do have an effect on us and our emotions.
If those close to you doubt your potential, you’re likely to do the same.
You don’t need that negative influence in your life. Instead, surround yourself with people who believe in your potential and encourage you to achieve all you can. Their positive influence will provide you with encouragement and help you to see and believe in your potential.
Yes, we all have a river of potential inside us. But sadly, few people truly recognize and believe in that potential.
I’ve said this in other blog posts, but there is a saying worth repeating:
“Most people go to their graves with their dream still inside of them.”
Thankfully, that doesn’t have to be you!
“Whatever your mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve.” ~ Napoleon Hill
Believing in your own potential plays a very important part in raising your modeling confidence; and your chance for success.
If you believe you are capable of accomplishing something, you’re far more likely to actually accomplish it.
However, believing in your own potential may not come as easily for you as it does for others. It’s often something we have to work on.
We have to prove it to ourselves before we believe it. I hope this post helped you to see and believe in your modeling potential.
So, What’s Next?
Okay, making affirmations really do help in getting your attitude and modeling confidence up. But, what do you do now?
Should you sit and wait for a model agency to call you up? Or, should you go to the mall so they can “discover” you?
Don’t laugh! Some models do it this way. But, their chances of making it become almost zero! But, you’re not going to do that, are you?
Nope! You’re going to take out a pencil & paper (or your laptop) and start setting your modeling goals today.
After that, you’ll act on those goals and make them work for you. Believe it or not, this is how you become a real model. Now, go to work! – Bob 🙂
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