What is self-confidence? Self confidence is an attitude that is characterized by a positive belief that one can take control of one’s life and of one’s plans. It is important to identify it as an attitude rather than an ability. Self-confidence has nothing to do with actual talent or capabilities. There are extremely gifted and talented people in the world who lack the self-confidence to act on their convictions or desires.
Self confident individuals acknowledge their capacity to do a task and then proceed to do it. Rather than depend on others’ approval to validate their existence, they inherently know they possess the capacity and the potential to do what is needed, and the courage to do it no matter what others say. Self confidence is an important factor in success and achievement as folks who are self confident take advantage of the opportunities that comes their way.
How does one gain or increase their self-confidence? Here is a book on self-confidence and empowerment that can help you. It has earned an average rating of more than 4 out of 5 stars. Taking a brass tacks approach to communication, How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People explains how to interact with others as they really are, not as you would like them to be. The goal is to get what you want from them whether it is cooperation, goodwill, love or security. Les Giblin, a recognized expert in the field of human relations, has devised a method for dealing with people that can be used when relating with anyone – customers, clients, colleagues, parents, teens,… More >>