I developed the tool below to help me in times when I doubt myself.
I think of the word confidence and go through each letter at a time.
Sometimes I can’t remember my original choice of words and then I come up with new ones that reinforce positive thoughts in my mind.
CONFIDENCE IS MADE UP OF MANY SMALLER PARTS
C is for capable. You have the basic knowledge and experience to do the task at hand.
O is for often. When you do something often you become more confident in your ability.
N is for now. It helps if you 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 you have a genuine interest in what you are doing, you will feel more confident.
D is for determination. If you aspire to do well – chances are good that you will succeed.
E is for elements. If you understand the basic elements of the task, you can then tackle them one by one until the task is completed.
N is for new. Be always be open to learning something new. It is OK to acknowledge you haven’t done something before, however, be willing to learn new things.
C is for cheerful. If you can approach whatever you are doing with a cheerful attitude, your chances of success are greater.
E is for effort. You need to put in some effort and do the work that is required to the best of your ability.