Struggling to bounce back from setbacks and stay optimistic in the face of on-going challenges? Feel like your confidence has taken a beating lately? It may be your negative self-talk around a new challenge in your life.
You see when we take on a new challenge or step into a new leadership role we can often find ourselves running headlong into a series of unanticipated challenges. And this where our confidence can take a beating and where we start to doubt ourselves.
Here are a few facts about confidence, from current research, to help you bounce back and stay optimistic in the face of these types of challenges.
Things that POSITIVELY Impact your Confidence:
And things that NEGATIVELY Impact your Confidence:
Furthermore, confidence is linked to being able to quickly assess, learn from and move past failures, to leaning into mastery rather than perfectionism, and to fostering a positive self-concept of our capabilities even when challenged.
The current research also points to the fact that confidence is strongly linked to doing. The best doing is taking action - and learning from the outcomes.
The research also shows that whatever you put your attention on grows, so consider how you can focus your thinking on factors that will positively impact your confidence.
Author: Maureen Owen
Maureen supports leaders and their teams to navigate and lead at the edge. Committed to genuine partnership, she encourages clients to use the challenges they face as catalysts for growth, and the opportunity to learn, to bring more of themselves, their gifts, their potential and humanity forward.