In our first lesson, we discussed how having high or low self-confidence is rarely related to your actual abilities, but instead mostly based on your self-perception.
While this is true, it’s also important to remember that your actions also largely contribute to your self-confidence.
Reframing your self-perception to focus on positive self-talk AND taking action to overcome your self-doubt are key to improving your self-confidence.
‘’Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
— Dale Carnegie
Take a moment to think about this quote. Have you ever lacked confidence in an area, and instead of taking action to overcome it, you found yourself procrastinating? Although this is a natural human tendency, it can be a hindrance to your self-confidence.
There’s a cycle to building up your confidence: The more we do something, the more competence we develop for it, and the more confident we become at it. By taking action to help make practising confidence a habit, you will become more and more confident over time.