Confidence is such an important part of what we are that when it is lacking in someone every aspect of their life is affected. MindTools, LTD says it perfectly, “Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it.“ Working on building your confidence is a great idea, even for those that do not appear to need it.
Here are some confidence building tips found on mindtools.com that can help.
Look at What You’ve Already Achieved
Think about your life so far, and list the ten best things you’ve achieved in an “Achievement Log.” Perhaps you came top in an important test or exam, played a key role in an important team, produced the best sales figures in a period, did something that made a key difference in someone else’s life, or delivered a project that meant a lot for your business.
Put these into a smartly formatted document, which you can look at often. And then spend a few minutes each week enjoying the success you’ve already had!
Think About Your Strengths
Next, use a technique like SWOT Analysis to take a look at who and where you are. Looking at your Achievement Log, and reflecting on your recent life, think about what your friends would consider to be your strengths and weaknesses. From these, think about the opportunities and threats you face.
Make sure that you enjoy a few minutes reflecting on your strengths!
Focus on the Basics
When you’re starting, don’t try to do anything clever or elaborate. And don’t reach for perfection – just enjoy doing simple things successfully and well.
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Source: Mindtools.com Retrieved from (http://www.mindtools.com/selfconf.html)
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