Gaining confidence in your own abilities and instincts is key to tapping into your potential and in to the greatness that lies within you. You need to be able to trust yourself and your skill set in order to handle life’s challenges well and also to be seen as someone who can make a positive difference and/or impact in people’s lives.
If you don't believe in your own abilities and instincts, others won’t either, therefore, it is vital you gain confidence in your own abilities and instincts to reach your greatest potential. Use the 3 steps below to begin building your confidence.
Take Stock of Your Past Accomplishments and Success
To gain more confidence in your own abilities and instincts, first, look back upon the successes you’ve had in your life. This can be doing well in a course of study, getting your first job, being hired in the working world for the first time as a professional, etc.
Look back at any and all of these successes and realize that you have the ability to achieve great successes and accomplishments, and you have already achieved several, even if you don’t think about them often. This can increase your confidence that you have what it takes to succeed in this world and need to trust those skills and instincts more.
Step Outside of Your Comfort Zones
Be willing to try new tasks and activities as this will increase your skill set and enable you to gain confidence in your handling a wide variety of situations and challenges. By experiencing the feeling of handling a new task or activity well, you will gain confidence in your abilities and instincts to handle various situation.
Tap Into Your Close Circle
Enlist the help of family, friends, and/or colleagues that you trust. You could mention that you are having some doubts or difficulties about your own abilities and are wondering if you can handle the situation you need to handle.
Chances are that these people can remind you of your skills and abilities to handle challenges and that you are up to the current task you are facing. Sometimes, it can benefit us to hear from other people how much confidence they have in us and because you’re hearing it from an outside source who has seen you perform in various situations, this will give you the confidence and belief that you have the abilities and instincts to handle various situations you will encounter in life.