In addition to my concrete goals, one of my more “soft” goals for 2013 is to build my self-confidence.
This is something I need to work on both professionally and personally. The lack of self-confidence has negatively affected both areas at times and it’s not something I can allow to continue. It could solve many other problems in my life if I just had a little more confidence in myself.
That’s hard for me. I’ve haven’t been a confident person… ever. Self-doubt and anxiety have been major roadblocks for as long as I can remember (seriously, since about age 5).
How do I go from lacking self-confidence to confident and assured? How do I build self-confidence at work, in relationships, and in life? Do I just need to get out of my head? Is it even possible?
Many of you are much wiser and have given me great advice in other areas, so I’d love to hear from you on this topic.
I’d especially love to hear from you if you’ve done this before or helped someone else do it. As always, books and other resources are greatly appreciated.
How do you build self-confidence? How have you done it personally? What’s your best tip for building confidence and believing in yourself?
Comments are very welcome and I’d love to learn from what you all have to say. Let’s chat, shall we?