The confidence boost you needed

Confidence is like a muscle - it requires building. When we think about confidence, we often think about the TED talk speaker who speaks so eloquently, flawlessly and boldly! (Well, I do). But confidence can be seen in the baby who has never known how to walk, had no experience of walking, and takes their first step! 


We can learn a lot from a baby's first steps. Often when babies take their first steps, maybe two or three steps later, they fall. They continue to fall for another few months or so until, eventually they are steady and unstoppable, and before you know it, the parent and child 'goose chase' begins! 

Can I bring you some comfort? It's OK to fall. You might not get it right immediately, but that's OK; with consistency and self-awareness, you will get there. Confidence doesn't have to be demonstrated in something grand, but rather in the smaller things. It could be you greeting your neighbour and finding out about their day - even though 'you're not that kind of person'. 

Building confidence is about taking small steps out of our comfort zone. Often, we overwhelm ourselves with a big mission that we have yet to work at. As we develop our confidence, navigating through the fear of failure is key. When you're working on confidence, you'll be afraid sometimes, and that's OK.

Growing in confidence can help you achieve your goals, develop your professional and personal life, and allow you to feel good about yourself. It can be challenging, but it is possible with the right attitude and effort.

Here are some effective strategies for building confidence and unlocking your true potential:

Embrace self-acceptance

Take the time to understand your strengths, weaknesses, values, and goals. Acknowledge your achievements and identify areas for improvement. By embracing self-awareness, you gain a clearer understanding of who you are; this lays the foundation for building confidence.

Set realistic goals

Setting realistic and attainable goals is essential for building confidence. Break down large goals into smaller, manageable steps. Each small achievement will boost your self-belief and motivate you to continue progressing. Celebrate every milestone, no matter how small, reinforcing your confidence and fueling your determination to keep pushing forward.

Step outside your comfort zone

Challenge yourself by stepping outside your comfort zone. Take on new experiences, try new things, and embrace uncertainty. Each small victory adds to your confidence, motivating you to take on even more significant challenges.

Practice self-compassion

Building confidence requires a compassionate attitude towards oneself. Treat yourself with the same care and compassion as a close friend. Embrace the concept of self-forgiveness and learn from your mistakes. Remember that setbacks are a part of the learning process and do not define your worth or potential.

Building confidence is a journey that requires dedication and self-reflection. You can steadily build your confidence and unlock your full potential. Remember, confidence is like building muscle. It's not always easy, but as you keep pushing, your muscles become stronger.

If you want to work on developing your confidence, feel free to get in touch for a 15-minute call.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Life Coach Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Lakeisha Annang, MSc | Specialist Goal Setting Coach
Croydon CR9 & Milton Keynes MK3

I am a specialist goal-setting coach. I help individuals, groups and corporations gain clarity on their life goals, achieve and thrive, while pursuing a journey of growth! With over a decade's worth of experience, my aim is to help you level up on your personal growth, and achieve your goals with confidence and clarity.

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