Confidence can take many forms in the workplace, employees have different types of personalities from the insecure absolutist to the quietly self-assured individual. Employees in the workplace with natural inner confidence are more self-assured and steady individuals. True confidence as opposed to false confidence is a lot more infectious and inspires others in the team to grow. It’s important to remember that building inner confidence is a process of learning and cultivating a certain mental attitude. Henry Ford the American Industrialist believed that your mentality has a powerful effect on your ability to succeed and this notion isn’t just about motivation.
Henry Ford stated ‘whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right’ It’s about the state of mind and whether you’re confident enough without needing to seek the reassurance of others. Team building events can help boost individual confidence by injecting enthusiasm and unite employees and motivate them in the workplace.
What makes these individuals truly confident?
1. Speak with confidence
Confident people will speak with complete conviction, speaking with confidence is important in getting individuals to listen when opinions are delivered in good faith.
2. Happiness from within
One of the dominant features of confidence is being happy with who you are, individuals who shine have their confidence rooted in their inner happiness. No matter who they are they have little concern for what other people think of them and their accomplishments. It doesn’t matter what individuals say about you, you’ll never match their opinions.
3. Accepting when they’re wrong
Confident individuals in the workplace will happily admit when they’re wrong and relish in throwing out their ideas to see if they hold up. Plus they’ll happily learn from any mistakes they’ve made. Employees with confidence won’t seek reassurance in always been right, they know what they’re capable of achieving and don’t take constructive criticism as a personal slight but as an opportunity to learn.
4. Celebrate others and their achievements
Confident individuals like to draw from their own self-worth and praise others in their team for their contributions. Insecure team members will constantly doubt their relevance and often try to steal the spotlight to prove their own worth. They certainly won’t put others down in order to make themselves look better.
5. Will ask for help when needed
If you’re confident enough you’re not afraid to ask for help or support when needed. Employees who exude confidence know their own strengths but also accept their weaknesses and are happy to admit it. Remember asking someone for help shows tremendous respect for their expertise and judgment, otherwise you wouldn’t ask for their support.
Confident individuals will often listen before speaking up as they don’t feel like they have something to prove. The best people understand how to actively listen and carefully pay attention to other individuals, they’re more likely to grow through this method. These individuals will focus on asking open-ended questions that give other employees the opportunity to be thoughtful and introspective.
Research suggests that individuals that exercise twice a week for 10 weeks felt more socially component.
They also rated themselves more competent socially, academically, athletically and valued their body image a lot higher. What are your thoughts on building inner confidence? We’d love to hear thoughts on Linkedin or Twitter.