How to shift the tide of self-confidence
Self-confidence can ebb and flow—but it can also be strengthened. It’s a myth that confidence is required before we take action. In fact, the opposite is true.
The more often we take the actions we are inspired to take, the more confident we become.
So you can increase your self-confidence as a person, with effort and practices that support your self-awareness, choices and actions. For example, if you aren’t feeling confident as a new teacher, the best way to increase your confidence is to do more teaching.
As you do more, your skills and experiences as a teacher will grow, and your confidence will increase as they do.
What then can you do to shift the tide of self-confidence?
Try this activity:
- Ask yourself: What do you need to believe to feel more confident? What experiences will increase your confidence?
- Make a list of these things. Include as much detail—and variety—as you can.
- Now do them in your life!