Self-confidence is not something that everyone is born with. Growing your self confidence can be difficult, either because of personal reasons or because of already existing low self-esteem. Confident people do what they believe is right, even if it is controversial, and they are willing to take risks and learn from their failures.
Confidence is important in the workplace because it helps conflict resolution, enhances communication skills, makes you happier at work, allows you to take criticism more effectively, and makes you a better boss or leader. Confident people fail just as frequently as others, if not more frequently. The key is in how they deal with failure. Instead of seeing defeat as a setback to their self-esteem, confident people see it as an opportunity to grow. They can suffer from anxiety, doubts, and insecurities just like anyone else. But what they do is that they take note of their uncertainties, assess the situation to determine the best course of action, and then act.
Down below are 3 examples of how you can grow your confidence.
1.Look closer at your achievements
If you are under the impression that you’ve never accomplished anything, it's easy to lose faith. Make a list of all the things you're proud of in your life and add to it whenever you accomplish something.
2.Talk yourself up
Consider changing your self-talk as it could be impacting your self-esteem. Treat yourself with respect and encouragement, as if you were your own best friend.
3.Get a hobby
Make an effort to find something for which you are truly passionate. If you're interested in or excited about a particular thing, you're more likely to be inspired and develop new skills faster.