Confidence is about how you think. Confidence is not based on the ability to succeed at something; confidence is based in your thoughts and beliefs.

Confidence is based on the beliefs that you now have. If you believe in your abilities to accomplish something, that is confidence. Your beliefs determine what actions you take. If you believe you are NOT confident, that to can be changed by using tools and techniques that reopen another groove in your brain; the scientists call is neuroplasticity. You can make yourself confident. Really.

Let’s look at the power of confidence.

We never know when this power – confidence – will pop up. And confidence is a powerful tool and a blessing.

If you are committed to something happening and it concerns your actions, of course you will be confident. You may not appear confident on the job if you kowtow to what everyone else wants instead of speaking your mind.

An ingredient of confidence is taking a stand about your beliefs. Of course, only the beliefs you are willing to share at work! You know the difference.

What about making mistakes? We all make mistakes; however, it is the confident person that can own up to it.

Do you accept compliments gracefully? If you do, you are confident. If you dismiss the compliment and say it was no big deal, you are denying your confidence.

In order to be consistently confident, you may need a little focus.

Start with yourself, first and always.


Joanne Victoria