On Confidence

So Lifehacker have posted a link to 7 Helpful tips to Immediately Increase Your Confidence, which is a valuable little page that I recommend you all read – if you’ve looked into personal development for very long there’ll probably be nothing all that new here, but it’s definitely worth a look.

I have issues with confidence myself, although it’s rarely paralyzing – I get nervous about granular tasks, like public speaking or occasionally cold calling on the rare occasions I have to do it, but never about wider career spanning issues. These tactics have certainly helped a little bit, but they don’t Immediately Increase Your Confidence – they contribute to it over time, as it takes a while to shift over to the correct mindset.

Those kinds of titles really bother me about self-help, because it sounds like a silver bullet type of issue. You’re not going to wake up one day and suddenly be More Confident, because confidence is a mental habit that you have to wire your brain around and get used to.

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