Life is not easy as a short man. Just ask guys like Kevin Hart. Or Danny Devito. No, wait. Those guys may be short but they actually are living their best life and people don’t seem to care at all that they’re short.
Why should you then? If you are short, you definitely will face more challenges than a guy that is tall and has more going for him. You may have to work a little harder to gain respect from people and not let your stature hold you back. However, if you really want to live your life then it should be worth it.
Sure, you can do things like wearing elevator dress shoes to gain a few inches, but you do need to work on some things to make sure that you don’t have to fool people about your height to get by.
In this article, I will go over some of the ways that you can be more confident as a short man and end up living your best life.
1 - Get really good at something
Experts are looked at with a lot of respect. Because they know a lot about a certain subject, this is the focus and not on what they look like. People seek out the top expert on the thing that they need to know more about and if you are that guy then you bring a certain amount of gravity to the situation.
And it really doesn’t matter what the thing is that you are an expert on. If you have a particular hobby or interest then you can dive deep into that subject and become the leading authority on it. Then, you can write a book or host a podcast about it.
Once you are known as the authority then nobody will care at all about your height. It’s also a very attractive trait to have no matter what you look like. Somebody who is an expert is usually regarded as more attractive than somebody who doesn’t have a passion for anything.
Sitting around and doing nothing with your time will only fuel any kind of depression you may have if your height is holding you back in life. So, get out there and find something you are passionate about and dedicate yourself to it.
2 - Dress well
How you dress will represent how you feel about yourself and project this to others. Both for good and for bad. If you dress in clothes that are too big or look old or ratty, then it tells others that you don’t care about yourself and neither should they.
If you take care of your appearance and dress in a way that suits your personality as well as your physique then you will immediately see a difference in how you’re treated.
Then, suddenly, you feel more confident and end up enjoying life more. Maybe you find a partner to do interesting thighs with or just take on some new challenges you would not have bothered with before.
You don’t always have to be dressed up but you do have to care about what you’re wearing. Even if you are just wearing jeans and a t-shirt make sure that they fit you well. They shouldn’t be worn out or have any stains or anything either.
3 - Fake it until you make it
It may be a hokey saying, but if you are not confident because you are short, then you have to pretend to be confident and then eventually you will be. If you wake up in the morning and do some daily affirmations then it can set the tone for the day and set you on a path in which you actually are confident and not just pretending to be.
You can do this by meditating and visualizing yourself as a confident person or just repeat some phrases that will have you feel that you are.
Whatever it takes for you to feel this way works. For instance, you can decide to take on a challenge that before you would have been too self conscious to do. Even if you fail at it, you will have some experience to learn from and try again later. This is how confidence is nurtured as we aren’t born that way.
Some people simply have the pieces in place to be confident and self assured and they learned the behavior over time. If your self confidence is lacking then remind yourself that even though you weren’t born a certain way that would make it easier to be confident, you can overcome it anyway.