Where does confidence come from?

confidence courage honesty leadership winning tools Apr 10, 2024

One of the most effective ways to build confidence is through achievement. Setting and accomplishing goals, whether big or small, provides tangible evidence of your capabilities and reinforces a sense of self-worth. Each win serves as a building block for greater confidence, encouraging you to tackle increasingly ambitious challenges and expand your comfort zones. Whether it's mastering a new skill, delivering a successful presentation, or receiving recognition for a job well done, each achievement contributes to a positive feedback loop that strengthens your confidence over time.

True confidence is rooted in authenticity. It is not about projecting an image of perfection or invincibility, but rather about embracing your strengths, vulnerabilities, and imperfections with honesty and courage. Confident individuals are comfortable in their own skin and unafraid to show vulnerability or seek support when needed. Within the Winning Tools framework, we talk about humility as having an “accurate view of oneself”. When you can get honest about your skills and strengths and use them to achieve, you build belief. Confident leaders believe that they can achieve, overcome challenges and accomplish their goals. 

Something to think on today: What is your belief system around your own skills and abilities? What is one thing you can do (achieve) today, no matter how small, that will build your confidence as a leader?