Let me tell you about a story about when I lacked a lot of confidence in business. I actually was reminded of this the other day. Someone asked me, what is going to make you feel more confident every day. I had a flashback of when I was working in a company and I was not happy. I used to walk to work and say to myself, “Smile, be positive be happy.” That sounds quite sad doesn’t it. I was going through a really rough time. I didn’t like my boss. I wasn’t happy in the company I worked for and I found middle management really difficult. I felt stuck. I had no confidence in myself.
How did I make things change? How do we get confidence? To get confidence, we need to be happy. You can tell when someone is lacking confidence. Their body language will tell a hundred stories. Just by the way they hold themselves, their facial expressions and their posture, they are “telling you” they lack confidence. You can also hear it in their tone and in the words they use.
Remember the boxer Mohammed Ali. His quote he used to say, “I am the greatest”. Actually there is another line to that quote, “I said that even before I knew I was.” A lot of people I know say mantras. If you say out loud what you want to achieve, and say it with conviction, like Mohammed Ali used to say, things will happen. Believe in yourself. Have confidence in yourself and you can achieve whatever you want in life.
Are you the greatest in what you do? Do you believe you have the ability to achieve what you want? Do you believe you have the skills to achieve in life? Being confident is a combination of things:
1) Well being
2) Self esteem
3) Belief in your own ability, skills and experience.
Combine these attributes to be successful. Be confident in yourself. You have one chance. Go for it!
If you need help in being confident and achieving success in your career, call or email me and I can help you have vision and set goals. Confidence is the next step after the plan, then when you action you will achieve.