Learn How To Build Confidence in The Workplace To Reach Your Goals
Confidence is not something you a born with, becoming confident particularly in a business environment starts with the belief you have in yourself.
With practice and the right attitude, everyone can become more confident at work and reap the rewards that come with increased confidence levels. Having little or no self confidence at work can be due to many reasons including;
The fear of failure
A lack of real direction
The lack of support and knowledge
A drop in your work performance levels
What other people think in the workplace.
This can lead to a range of barriers including self doubt and low self-esteem.
With all that being said, here are 5 proactive ways and tips to combat these challenges and instead be more confident at work.
1. A Positive Mindset Transforms Everything
The words… “I cant” can be very powerful, we are all guilty of saying those words before we have even began or attempted our challenge or task at hand.
When you doubt yourself continuously at work this simply leads to fellow employees and managers around you to lower their expectations of your ability.
You must be focused on changing “I Cant” to “I Can” or at the very least “I will try”. Your positive mindset will trigger your self belief which will in turn help you will help you feel more confident at work to achieve your workplace goals easier.
2. You Must Be Willing To Grow
Everything and everyone evolves, you must too. People who adapt and aspire to improve their knowledge will find greater success & confidence in the workplace.
Try new hobbies and personal challenges outside of work. After all, this is a great opportunity to do something you love in order to get that good feeling back about yourself. It will also re-enforce the key point, “I can“. So try, try and try again!
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3. The Impact of Criticism at Work
Your first instinctive and natural reaction when a manager or fellow colleague critiques your work is one of anger or dejection.
Firstly, we must manage our expectations of others and understand criticism in some cases can encourage change which in turn can accelerate growth for the better.
The real gem here is not avoiding criticism but how we react to criticism for the better. By guiding criticism rather than feel persecuted or dejected by it, its one less way it will effect your confidence in the workplace.
4. Celebrate Your Success