Who knew that when I left New York people would tell me I had a lot of confidence? I only knew I had to do whatever it took to take care of my family. This is just one example when I had to be confident no matter what.
We never know when this power, confidence, will pop up. And confidence is a powerful tool and a blessing.
Just think, all you have to do is be powerful in the moment and confidence lands like a cape over your shoulders! At least in the eyes of others!
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 bow 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.
Tell your truth, smile, and act as-if; as-if you are confident.
In order to be consistently confident, you may need a little focus.