Rediscovering your confidence: A journey in the workplace.

Edith Thornton

Confidence – It is the secret ingredient that empowers us to tackle challenges, seize opportunities and excel in the workplace. Yet, at times, even the most confident among us can find ourselves grappling with self doubt and uncertainty. If you’re feeling like your confidence has taken a hit, know that you are not alone. Rediscovering your confidence is not just possible, it’s an essential journey toward personal and professional growth.

Acknowledge your feelings: The first step in regaining confidence is acknowledging and accepting your feelings of self doubt. It’s okay to feel uncertain or apprehensive, but it’s crucial not to let these feelings define you. Recognise that confidence is a mindset that can be cultivated and strengthened over time.

Identify your strengths: Take stock of your strengths, skills and accomplishments. Reflect on past successes and moments when you felt confident in your abilities. Remind yourself of your unique talents and experiences that contribute to your value in the workplace. Recognising your strengths can boost your confidence and remind you of your capabilities.

Set realistic goals: Set achievable goals that align with your aspirations and interests. Break down larger objectives into smaller, manageable tasks, and celebrate each milestone along the way. By setting realistic goals and making progress towards them, you’ll build a sense of accomplishment and confidence in your ability to achieve success.

Seek support and feedback: Don’t hesitate to reach out to managers, mentors or trusted people in your life for support and feedback. Surround yourself with individuals who uplift and encourage you, and who can offer constructive advice and guidance. Feedback will provide valuable insights and help you refine your skills and approach.

Proactive self compassion: Be kind to yourself and practice self compassion on your journey towards rediscovering confidence. Recognise that setbacks are a natural part of growth and learning. Instead of dwelling on perceived shortcomings, focus on what you’ve learned and how you can improve moving forward. Treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding that you would offer a friend facing similar challenges!

Celebrate your progress: Celebrate progress and achievements, no matter how small they may seem. Take pride in your accomplishments and the strides you’ve made in rebuilding your confidence. Celebrating your successes reinforces a positive self image and reinforces your belief in your abilities.

In the journey of rediscovering confidence in the workplace, it’s not about erasing self doubt entirely, but rather about learning to navigate it with resilience and self assurance. By acknowledging your feelings, embracing your strengths and being honest with yourself, you’re not just reclaiming your confidence – you’re unleashing your potential to thrive in every challenge that comes your way. So, dare to believe in yourself, embrace your journey and let your reclaimed confidence propel you toward success. Remember to take a breath – you’ve got this!

About The Author
Edith Thornton

Edith’s experience stems from a career in Residential Construction and Real Estate. Over that time, her organisational skills and can-do attitude are what have brought her the most enjoyment and success in her work. She is a logical thinker and loves problem-solving. Edith loves supporting the team by being up to date and helping wherever she can. She uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to try new things and explore new ways of looking at an obstacle in front of them.

Edith is inspired by her husband and young daughter. Outside of work, Edith likes to go running around Ballarat, spend time in the gym and read anything and everything.

For more useful information, follow Edith on LinkedIn.

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