Opportunity knocks for those who are prepared to build their confidence and take a few risks. Many people have achieved great things when they have increased their self-confidence.
If you accept new responsibilities and challenge yourself to accomplish new tasks, you can gain confidence to do the things you didn’t previously believe possible.
Make this your confidence building year.
Five of the best tips to help you build your confidence and self-esteem
* Take on new responsibilities
If you see an opportunity to learn new skills, take it. No matter how hard it may appear, attempt it. The experience will be valuable. We learn best by making a few mistakes.
* Challenge yourself
Get out of your comfort zone. Do things you wouldn’t normally do. Take on new challenging tasks.
Travel in foreign countries. Explore new lands.
* Join groups
Join new organisations. Join self-improvement groups such as a debating club, a theatre group, a Toastmasters Club, a service club or a sports club.
Take office, become the secretary, or the treasurer. Why not become the president? This will increase your skills, your confidence and your network of friends.
* Community work can help
Often you can get leadership roles by helping voluntary community organisations. You gain confidence while helping others.
* Do the things you enjoy doing
If you have a hobby or a unique skill, build on it. This will give you a sense of achievement and satisfaction and help improve your self-belief.
When you have built up your confidence and self-esteem you will be capable of achieving some great results. It’s over to you.
If you have done your homework, are confident in your judgement, and the issue is important enough, stand your ground.
“If you have confidence in yourself, others will too.”
Source: No Job! What Now?, Moss Associates, Ltd, New Zealand and as an e-book from Cengage Learning Asia, Singapore. Sold by Amazon.com and VitaSource.