- Kent Gigger
My son asked me how does one be cool. And in the moment I really didn't know. I am cool? What makes someone cool? Do we all think the same person is cool? Can you pass your coolness on to others or are they all like mean girls and there is no hope for any of us.
I know that being cool is not just about looking good. It's also about loving yourself, trusting in your knowledge, and I'm sure the most important is being yourself. You got that right? All you have to do is believe in yourself. Never have self doubt and always be yourself. That is so easy, right?
So here are some things that my son and I went over and maybe it will help you get started to. Let me know how it goes for you. And let's all get cooler haha.
Here are some tips on how to be cool:
Do less. Cool people don't try too hard. They're confident and relaxed, and they don't need to fidget or make a lot of noise to get attention.
Be confident. Confidence is key to being cool. When you believe in yourself, it shows.
Break the rules. Cool people know the rules, but they're not afraid to break them when it's appropriate. This doesn't mean you should be a jerk, but it does mean you should be willing to stand out from the crowd.
Be yourself. The most important thing is to be yourself. Don't try to be someone you're not because people will see right through you. Just be confident and genuine, and you'll be well on your way to being cool.
Here are some examples of how to be cool in different situations:
At work: Be confident and assertive, but don't be a jerk. Be willing to speak up your ideas, but be respectful of others' opinions.
At school: Be involved in class and participate in discussions. Be helpful to your classmates and teachers.
In social situations: Be outgoing and friendly, but don't be too loud or obnoxious.
What it came down to with my son and I was being cool is not about being perfect. It's about being confident, genuine, and yourself. So don't try too hard, just be yourself and have fun! Being you is hard but in the end be true to yourself and you'll be cool to the poeple that matter the most.