Hi everyone. Have you ever found yourself wishing you could disappear - blending into the background - during that critical moment. You’ve found yourself thinking, “Please don’t let the teacher ask me, let it be someone else - I don’t think I can do it?” If so, you lack self-confidence. But do you know what self confidence is?
We will be discussing five key factors of self confidence.
not being afraid to start helps with self confidence because after you
start what you are doing just gets easier and easier. Then after awhile
you will feel more confident doing this new thing and all you had to do
to believe in your abilities. Believing in your abilities to do
something is a key factor in gaining self confidence because if you don
not believe in yourself to do something even if you could do it you will
not be able to. For example when you wake up in the morning and you do
not want to get out of bed, even though you physically could get out of
bed in your had to but you end up telling yourself that you're tired to
is to practice what you want to do or accomplish. Practicing a skill
will help you feel more confident doing it next time you do it. For
example you are about to write a math test and you studied lots the day
before you are naturally feeling confident about taking the test because
you practiced. But on the other hand if you forgot to study for the
test and you're about to write it you might be scared or nervous because
you did not practice.
having a supportive environment. Having a supportive environment when
trying to build confidence can really help because if you do fail you
have others to help you up and motivate you to try again. For example if
you are trying to get a new job and you have parents supporting you
even if you do not get the job you will still have someone looking out
perspective. Having perspective can help by looking at the situation or
your goal in a different way to make it more manageable to compete. For
example say you want to climb a mountain at first you might say “how am
i ever going to get to the top”. Instead you could say “every step you
take you get one closer to the top”.
not being afraid to start, believing in your abilities, practicing,
finding a supportive environment and having prospective you can stop
saying “I don’t think I can” and start saying “I know I can”.