Self-confidence is a very important factor in your ability to be successful. No matter what career path you choose it will impact your ability to handle tasks, interact with co-workers and superior and produce exceptional work. But how do we build up our self-confidence?
The best way I have found to build up my self-confidence is to believe in myself. If you approach a job with your mind already made up that you will fail then guess what? You will fail!
You have to believe that you can accomplish whatever is placed before you. Complex tasks can often be broken down into a series of smaller more manageable steps. As you complete each successive step of a larger task your confidence will build. Before you know it you’ll be over the hump with the finish line in site.
A second step to boosting self-confidence is to stop worrying about what others think. There isn’t a single person out there in the world that hasn’t messed up or made a mistake. Don’t put the pressure of perfection on yourself.
Nobody is perfect and if you set that standard you are just setting yourself up for failure. Work hard and do your best. If you make mistakes, learn from them and move on. Never take previous failures or mistakes with you into a new task. It’s over and gone. Learn and apply the lessons.
If you follow these simple ideas you will help to boost your self-confidence and improve your productivity at work and in life.
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