Self-confidence is the belief that you can handle a certain situation correctly. Self-confidence is knowing that you don't lack any of the necessary skills in order to successfully complete a task. This task could vary from a social activity like being able to approach someone you don't know, to a professional activity like the ability to complete a certain task that your work or your business needs.
Where Does Self-confidence Come From?
Without confidence you will surely miss a lot of available opportunities because you will be afraid to take the risk of trying something that you aren't sure you can handle. The following are some facts about self-confidence:
- Self confidence is never inherited, it's learned. The belief that you lack the genes or something like that is just a popular myth.
- Self confidence is not general, instead you have different confidence levels for all the different activities you do. For example, you may be confident about your ability to drive a car but at the same time dread public speaking.
- Self confidence is not constant with time; it may change to the better or worse due to new events happening in your life.
- Self confidence may be independent of external factors, like being rich or having someone who loves you back.
What Can I Do to Build My Self-confidence?
So lets build our self confidence