Confidence is the belief in your capacity to accomplish tasks and that you are the best person to accomplish them. It is a strong sense of your self-worth. In the decision making it often expresses itself through the willingness to trust your gut. People with confidence are able to present their ideas and opinions in an assured and unhesitating manner, have presence and are able to have a positive impact on others.
- Identify somebody who you believe has confidence. Analyze her behavior and adjust yours to match hers. Commit to your actions and once you do, do not hesitate or examining your every move. Instead, try to act decisively
- Think of people who you feel comfortable with and ask them to provide you their feedback. Ask for their opinion of your confidence skills
- Learn to feel comfortable in the face of ambiguity. The uncertainty itself can be reduced if you collect more data. Build that in into your decision making process. However, at the same time, you’ll need to learn how to trust your gut
- One of the best ways to build confidence is to prepare. For example, if you are making a presentation or speaking to a group of employees, run through your presentation several times the day before and a few before the presentation
- Practice speaking in the mirror. Speak with confidence and try to remember how you feel. If you practice sufficiently, it’ll help you think of yourself as a confident person
- Remind yourself to not let everything get you down. Accept feedback, or even criticism from others if you have to, but remain comfortable with who you are. Let your inner core stay strong. Assume a good persona of yourself. When you feel insecure or insignificant, remind yourself that these feelings will pass