- Remind yourself of previous successes.
For example, I am great at communicating because I smile and I always have a positive frame of mind towards all of my clients. Start telling yourself this affirmation of your good qualities at least 3 times daily until you firmly believe in your qualities.
- Picture a successful future for yourself.
- Reframe past mistakes
- Creating self-confidence by using goals
Achieving goals is a powerful tool to boost your confidence. Firstly, set your future goals - the life goals - the ones that you described in detail and are linked to your positive statement. Then set some short term goals that complement your life goals. When you achieve these short term goals it will make you feel good. By feeling good you will become more confident and then be able to set more goals and so a positive reinforcement of your strengths is set in place.
You have now put in place four steps to help you build your confidence - you have focused on your strengths, you have reminded yourself of these by building positive statements about yourself, you have looked at past mistakes and reframed them so that they become learning opportunities and finally you have some goals to achieve that will build your self esteem and confidence.
So walk tall, feel proud and smile.
If you want to know more about goal setting and what a useful tool this is - for both yourself as an ADI and your client - then come along on our next BTEC 4 course in Newport Pagnell on September 17th.