Is your lack of confidence impacting your ability to propel your career or job search forward? Have you thought about improving your mindset to help boost your confidence at work? PickTheBrain blog notes that the biggest motivation killer is lack of confidence, along with negative thoughts. They note:
There are 3 primary reasons we lose motivation.
- Lack of confidence – If you don’t believe you can succeed, what’s the point in trying?
- Lack of focus – If you don’t know what you want, do you really want anything?
- Lack of direction – If you don’t know what to do, how can you be motivated to do it?
The Mayo Clinic suggests boosting self esteem and improving confidence using these five suggestions:
Step 1: Identify troubling conditions or situations
Step 2: Become aware of beliefs and thoughts
Step 3: Pinpoint negative or inaccurate thinking – make note of physical responses to negative thoughts.
Step 4: Challenge negative or inaccurate thinking
Step 5: Change your thoughts and beliefs
(Be sure to read their post for more details and advice.)
The SitePoint blog has several suggestions to improve your focus:
1. Write Everything Down
2. Chunk it – take things in small pieces, one at a time.
3. Analyze Time Spent
4. Think of the Finish Line
5. Cut Distractions
(Be sure to read the full post for more details.)
I am not a therapist – I see myself as a coach and a cheerleader, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that if you don’t feel confident, you will have a tough time marketing yourself for a job. Take a close look at these points and think about if you should spend some time focusing on your attitude before you apply for another opportunity.
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