Building Confidence – How does it feel to be confident?
We aren’t born with a cell in our brains which determines the level of confidence we have. Confidence is a feeling that a person develops over time, through life changes and challenges faced, meaning our levels of confidence can change. The key is to think of confidence as a muscle; if you continue to build and practice it, the easier it will become.
A person tends to feel more confident when doing something they are good at; smashing a job interview, writing a speech, performing a routine and so on. This is because it’s something they’ve done many times, therefore it’s almost become second nature to them.
You get this surge of adrenaline, a heightened feeling of happiness and power drenches you. In that moment self-doubt and judgement fades because you achieved something, and you were successful. A feeling we all crave; the feeling of being proud.
But then we are back to reality. Thoughts of “I can never be that confident again” start creeping in, and the pressure we put on ourselves begins to build. It’s a trick our mind plays, but how you re-train your mind is what’s important.
Ever heard the term glass half empty? In that moment you can continue to look at the situation as an overwhelming disaster, or you can picture your glass half full, with positive thoughts of “I’ve done it before, I can do it again”.
You are the one in control of your mind and thoughts but learning how to take this action and skill and apply it in everyday situations can be challenging. It’s easier said than done, we know…
Focus From The Outset offers a Confidence Building Workshop to help you develop strategies for better decision making, learn techniques to improve your assertiveness, self-esteem, and confidence and give you back the power to conquer that new job, self-employment, or training.
Take confidence by the horns and ride with Focus!