Being unconfident will adversely affect how you perform at work. Having poor confidence will make you ineffective when communicating with other people, and questioning your own performance will never do any good. It is important to boost your self-confidence, and here are some tips on how you can feel more confident at work.
Wake up each day and look at yourself in the mirror. Tell yourself that you will do a good job and that you will not let anything or anyone put you down. Starting off each day on a positive note will surely carry over within the entire day, and you will be able to feel so much better about yourself in the process.
Talk to others
Being able to communicate with people is extremely important, as they would be able to provide you with feedback on how you are doing. Having friends or allies within your co-workers is necessary as they will be able to provide you with honest and unbiased feedback on your performance.
Keep in mind, though, that criticisms can be taken both ways, so make sure that you are able to see criticisms or feedback constructively, and in a way that you can better improve on yourself.
Be nice to people
Having friends in all levels of the organization is necessary, as they would be the ones who will pick you up if ever you find yourself faltering. Do not fail to smile and be courteous at all times, and you will find other people being nice to you and return, and they will be able to provide you with much needed assistance and support whenever you need them the most.
Acknowledge your achievements
It’s not to say that you should rest on your laurels, put do give yourself credit for the things that you do right. If you’ve made a significant contribution to a group, always remember that whenever you see your performance faltering. If you have done something good in the past, then there is no reason for you to be able to reach that level again, or even exceed it in the future.
Don’t punish yourself
Everyone makes mistakes at one time or another. Thus, if ever you’ve done something wrong or are performing below your peak level, then remember to pick yourself up, correct your shortcomings, and move on.
Do not base your overall performance with just one episode of failure or success. Looking at everything that you have done so far, as well as the good things that you will be able to do in the future is the best way to feel more confident at work.