What exactly is confidence?

Self-confidence is an attitude about your skills and abilities. It means you accept and trust yourself and have a sense of control in your life. You know your strengths and weakness well and have a positive view of yourself. You set realistic expectations and goals, communicate assertively, and can handle criticism.

This is the goal that so many of us aspire to achieve and work on ourselves daily with this goal in mind. Confidence is not an innate, fixed characteristic. It’s an ability that can be acquired and improved over time. We can gain a sense of confidence from personal and professional accomplishments. Continuing to set and meet goals can enable the belief that one is competent and capable. Confidence is not all-encompassing: We can have high confidence in some areas and low confidence in others. We just work harder on the areas of low confidence.

Things you can do to boost self-confidence:

  • Visualise yourselves as you aspire to be
  • Daily affirmations
  • Do one thing that scare you every day
  • Question your inner critic – We all have the little imposter
  • Set yourselves up to achieve daily wins no matter how small
  • Help someone
  • Be kind
  • Care for yourself and treat yourself with kindness

Self-confidence is a superpower. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening.