5 Keys To Building a Self-Fulfilling Model for Confidence




5 Observations We Often Make about Confident People and What You Can Learn From Them

1. Confident people seek opinions and information from others. Not for approval but to test or improve their ideas. While they’re confident in their beliefs, they also recognize the value open-mindedness.

What can you learn? Actively solicit input from others, and be confident enough to listen to what they say. Incorporate the new ideas that resonate with you.

2. Confident people admit when they’re wrong. Confidence doesn’t equate to infallibility. Self-assured people recognize their mistakes.

What can you learn? We all make mistakes. When you make a mistake, own it and learn from it.

3. Confidence can be quiet. Confident people don’t feel the need to force their ideas on others or scream to be heard. If others disagree, the confident person will often go in his own direction.

What can you learn? Be willing to take a stand or take a risk when you know you’re right. Don’t be afraid to follow your own path.

4. Confident people know their strengths and weaknesses. Self-assuredness comes from self-awareness. Confident people understand their capabilities as well as their shortcomings.

What can you learn? Build upon your strengths and develop or compensate for your weaknesses. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

5. Confident people believe they should succeed. This isn’t an expression of self-entitlement. Belief is the key word.

What can you learn? Project confidence in your stature, actions and words. Stand up straight, take up space and smile. Visualize yourself being successful. By combining your visualizations and physical actions to emulate confidence, you are training your brain to believe in your own ability.

Do you see yourself as a confident person? Take time each day to consciously create a picture in your mind. Imagine yourself engaged in the actions of a confident person. Think confidently and let your brain create a path to success.

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Tara Orchard
Tara Orchardhttp://ca.linkedin.com/in/taraorchard
Tara Orchard is a coach, trainer, consultant and writer who applies her insights into people and Masters training in psychology to facilitate performance improvements, relationships and communication for people and businesses. She has worked with organizations to deliver clarity on culture and brand, develop their people and manage relationships with social network communities. Over the past 18 years she has consulted with 1000's of people who want to make effective transitions in their lives. Tara has a knack for hearing what people are thinking and helping them see what they need to see. She is the founder of her own career and social network coaching business, works with several other organizations as a coach and consultant and is about to complete her first book on the "psychology of effective social networking".

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