THE IMPORTANCE OF CONFIDENCE

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Confidence is the foundation for everything in life and has a direct impact on how we operate in all aspects of our lives. You could be great at your job but without confidence you can hinder your own success. The following are tips and results of having high confidence:

Self-belief

Confidence starts with self-belief, which involves thorough self-knowledge – knowing exactly what your strengths are and your level of proficiency. When you believe in yourself, it is visible to your audience, who can see and feel it. High performance can be linked to self-confidence, so a person with low confidence is more likely to be considered to be less competent because people tend not to know their potential because it does not show.

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Increased likelihood of success

High levels of confidence produce better results, not only in the workplace but in all aspects of life. Unsurprisingly, in the workplace, the more confident employees tend to get more promotions. This is not unique to the workplace, studies have shown that people who have confidence in their abilities are more likely to succeed.

Dress the part

Never underestimate how much your appearance can affect your confidence and success! Not only does it affect how other people view you, but it also affects how you feel about yourself. So think about what impression you want to portray and dress accordingly.

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Work on yourself

Think about the aspects of your life that you have received negative feedback and that you feel need improvement and take steps to make an active effort to change those things. A lack of confidence can stem from previous failures or disappointments, so practice your craft and work on yourself to improve those areas. The most difficult part is admitting that a change needs to happen. After that, it all falls into place and before you know it you won’t recognise the unconfident person you once were. I hope this has been helpful for you. Take those steps and make the change sooner rather than later, your future self will thank you.

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