Do you consider yourself to be a confident person? Well, you can.
In his book “Brain Trust: 93 Top Scientists Reveal Lab-tested secrets to Surfing, Dating, Dieting, Gambling, Growing Man-eating Plants, and More,” Garth Sundem suggests that our minds tend to work against us if we are lacking in confidence. In terms of vulnerability to conspiracy theories, the book suggests that people who are less confident tended more to see troubling patterns in situations that were truly random and lacking in patterns.
We know that much of our strength is fueled by our confidence, and our confidence comes from different areas of our lives. Yes, it is important to feel confident in our abilities to perform our job, but there are other areas of our lives that create confidence for us. A strong foundation, whether in our marriage, our relationships with our children or other family members, or in talents that feed our hobbies, is critical to our ability to hold our heads high and tackle all opportunities as empowered individuals. Whose picture sits on your desk at work?
Look around at the landscape of your life. Where are your anchors? Where do you feel strongest? Who or what in your life contributes to making you feel confident? Create a picture of that person, place, or thing and wear it like a badge.
- From what areas of your life do you draw confidence?
- How can you start today by drawing on your sources to lead a more confident life?
We all have valid reasons to feel confident. We all better rise to any occasion when we stand taller and present with confidence. We all have varying reasons to feel confident (i.e., different skills, different home lives, etc.). It is up to you to identify your sources of strength and put them to good use.
How would you rate yourself as a confident person? From where do you draw your confidence? I challenge you to share your greatest sources of confidence in the Comments section below.