Believe it or not. Self confidence is a skill. That means it can be improved with practice, or it can diminish if not used or practiced.
Watch this great video by Dr. Ivan Joseph from Ted Talks. He is also the Ryerson University head Soccer coach.
The Skill of Self Confidence on youtube.com
Powerful stuff right? The most important ‘skill’ a person can have is self confidence. Self confidence is the ability to believe in yourself to accomplish any task, regardless of the tasks difficulty.
How do you increase your self confidence. Repetition. Repetition. Repetition.
Whatever you want to do, you need to practice it. Repeatedly.
It’s not magic. It’s PRACTICE.
Another quote is has, is pressure builds diamonds. So you want to find yourself in situations where things are new to you and there is pressure. That will help you focus and do things right.
Lastly, you can not quit after you experience adversity. You need to keep trying. That is the key to all this.
Do not accept failure, but be persistent and practice. Do not accept no.
Lastly, you need to eliminate negative self talk. No more being critical of yourself in your self talk.
There are plenty of outside influences that are telling you that you can’t do something, so why should you contribute to that negative self talk.
Instead you need to give yourself affirmations and tell yourself that you can.
Try saying, “I am the greatest, I can do this.”
So give this stuff a try, watch that video and let me know what you think.
Want to read more? Check out this page on MindTools.com.