Confidence and self-esteem can be a key factor in terms of success – particularly in the workplace. It is important to be smart and capable, but confidence can directly impact your effectiveness and productivity.
Often low self-esteem and confidence comes from negative thoughts and experiences that we cannot seem to shake. A work environment that is a poor fit with your personal values can also affect your confidence.
To develop workplace confidence you need to replace negativity with positive thinking and actions. Counselling can help you to do this, but it can be useful to bear in mind the following self-help tips:
Focus on the good
Doubt can fuel low self-esteem, so divert your attention away from any worries or ‘weaknesses’ by focusing on your skills and talents. Writing down your good qualities and acknowledging your achievements will instantly boost your mood and make you feel empowered. This will make a huge difference to your effectiveness in the workplace.