Life seems so much easier when we feel confident about what we are doing. Confidence doesn’t guarantee competence but it is a good start. Here are some thoughts about confidence …
C is for capable. I have the basic knowledge to do the task at hand.
O is for often. When I do something often I generally become more confident in my ability.
N is now. I will focus on the task at hand, now, and not try to do tomorrow’s work today.
F is for follow. It may mean following a recipe, some guidance, a style manual, or the instructions in a manual.
I is for interest. If I have a genuine interest in what I am doing, my interest will help me feel more confident.
D is for determination. If I aspire to do well – chances are, I will succeed if I am determined enough.
E is for elements. If I understand the basic elements of the task, I can then tackle them one by one until the task is completed.
N is for new. I am always be open to learning something new. It is ok to acknowledge I haven’t done something before, however, I am willing to learn new things – in fact, I love to learn how to do new things!
C is for cheerful. If I can approach whatever I am doing with a cheerful attitude, my chances of success are greater.
E is for effort. I need to put in some effort and do the work that is required to the best of my ability.
Put all these together and you cannot help but have the CONFIDENCE to do whatever you need to do.