“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” — Peter T. Mcintyre
Confidence is one of those key attributes that can help us with anything.
Confidence helps whether we are acting on our dreams, to having healthy relationships, to performing better on the job.
In other words, confidence is an attribute you can use on a daily basis to level up in life.
Confidence is a Skill You Can Build
How you think about confidence, can help you act more confidently. Like many things, you can think of confidence as something you just have, or you can think of it as a skill.
Thinking of it as a skill means you can grow it. build it, and improve it over time.
For now, let’s think of it as a skill. As with any skill, knowing a few fundamental insights can help you paint a better picture in your mind, and help you start to take more effective actions.
In the book, Managing Your Mind : The Mental Fitness Guide , Gillian Butler, Ph.D, and Tony Hope, M.D. write about the key insights you need to know about building confidence.
4 Basic Insights on Confidence
Butler and Hope write:
- “Confidence is not just one thing. Each of us lacks confidence in some areas of our life, and has confidence in other areas.”
- “Apparently confident people may not be as confident as you think.”
- “We gain confidence from doing things.”
- “If you tell people they’re no good, they might believe it!”
Use these insights to check against your own beliefs about confidence, and choose the beliefs that empower you to be more effective.