Feeling confident is highly important nowadays, as they say the first impression is the last impression. But, there can be many reasons as to why an employee or candidate feels underconfident in a workplace environment.
Each individual is unique, we all have different traits that set us apart fro
Feeling confident is highly important nowadays, as they say, the first impression is the last impression. But, there can be many reasons as to why an employee or candidate feels underconfident in a workplace environment.
Each individual is unique, we all have different traits that set us apart from others, the best way to build a foundation of confidence is to first identify your strengths so that you can capitalize on them.
Once you know your strengths apart from your weaknesses, this gives you area to work on where you think hard work is needed. When you lead from your strengths, you’re engaged and energized, and most importantly self-assured.
Here are 3 ways to develop more confidence in workplaces:
1. Take Help – Get Feedback
Many people who feel that they lack confidence often tremble at the thought of seeking help from co-workers, friends, and even family at times. It is highly important that you realize that real success indeed lies behind the phrase ‘teamwork makes the dream work’ and that without your peers, your success and confidence will only be halfway.
Have an open discussion with them in which they can give you creative and constructive feedback, and try to be open-minded without taking the negatives to heart. Sometimes other people see more talent in us than we recognize in ourselves, who knows, you may surprise yourself and end up getting a high boost of confidence after knowing what your team thinks about you.
2. Constantly Challenge Yourself
They say that the only person who stands between you and your dreams is … YOU! That is right, by creating self-doubt and negativity in your mind, you are creating room for disappointment and mistakes. If you keep doubting yourself, you will never build up the confidence to take challenges head-on. This is why you need to challenge yourself.
Through one step at a time, challenge yourself to a task that you think you’ll fail. Once you succeed, the boost of confidence will be visible to everyone. Continue raising the challenge’s difficulty and eventually, they will be like a walk in the park for you, that’s how confident you can become.
3. Fake It Till You Make It
You have to stay confident and keep a good disposition in life, already thinking that you can do it. Then, from there, learn what you’ve been missing. Maintain positive body language, speak up, and give ideas even if they are halfway cooked or do not make sense, until you don’t have 100% confidence in yourself, you will never be able to bloom in any workplace and show your real potential.