Stand Out with Self-Confidence
Dr. Ivan Joseph is the Athletic Director and head soccer coach at Ryerson University. When parents approach him, they often share attributes about their child to impress him. Dr. Joseph is looking for a specific skill above all others. That skill is self-confidence. Most of us think this is a trait, something you’re born with. This coach believes it is a skill and can be developed.
7 Ways to Build Self-Confidence
Self-confidence can be built when you consistently:
- Do not accept failure.
- Practice. Practice.
- Do not accept no.
- Master your self-talk.
- Remove people who tear you down.
- Write a self-confidence letter to yourself about your accomplishments.
- Repeat positive affirmations throughout the day.
He notes that self-confident people interpret feedback the way they want to because, “No one will believe in you unless you do.”
So many of us think that, when we hit a certain age, we can ignore the skill of self-confidence. What I have seen is that it’s a vitally important skill that can be developed at any stage of your career. No one wants arrogance, but we are all attracted to confidence.
Are you feeling unworthy? Is your internal voice speaking fear and doubt? Are voices from the past telling you that you can’t do it?
Then try Dr. Joseph’s steps above and increase your self-confidence this week.
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“Put yourself in a situation where you say, I’ve done this a thousand times.” –Dr. Ivan Joseph
“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?” –Eleanor Roosevelt
“If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all.” –Arsene Wenger