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Posted May 8, 2013 by rhita in Article
 
 

How you can enhance confidence level at workplace?

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In modern workplaces, having great academic track record does not cut much ice because a lot depends on how well you perform. It has often been seen qualified candidates from both genders faring poorly after entering professional life owing to their nervousness or lack of confidence. If you are not confident about your skills and abilities, it will reflect in the way you interact at office or conduct yourself generally. This may also lead to mistakes at work, inferiority complex and overall performance deterioration.

When you understand that lack of confidence is affecting your professional life and taking a toll on work, you can try to improve the situation. It involves two steps. First of all, you have to analyze why you feel lack of confidence and then you have to think of methods or strategies to overcome those factors.

A number of people suffer from lack of confidence because of factors deep rooted in their childhood memories. Those who face comparison with siblings or cousins by parents fare worse in this aspect. Hammering of continued comparison with academically better peers and friends make them feel inferior in adulthood. This works at the back of their mind and they feel inadequate and incompetent. If this is the case with you, you may seek professional help to cope with this issue.

Next, you need to accept the fact that you have certain limitations. However, the truth is no human being is perfect and everyone is endowed with certain characteristics that can be dubbed as his or her drawback or deficit. Even the most successful people around you possibly have met with failure at some point of their life.

Once you understand what your limitations are, it is important that you do the needful to confront and overcome them. A lot of people suffer from communication deficits and this affects their professional life. You can improve your written and spoken skills with proper training at many ages. Attaining fluency takes time but is never too late to try. Think of the fact that a lot of people learn computers at old age and they perform at par with today’s youngsters with sheer dedication and practice.

You can also resort to reading motivational articles and books for inspiration. In such books you can find numerous accounts of how people who were endowed with several imitations faced their adversities with iron determination and emerged winner at the end of struggle. When you read such books your confidence gets a boost and you feel the desire to overcome the odds.

If you feel confused about how to get a work done or feel unsure about accomplishing a task given to you a work, feel free to ask. Unless you get it clarified from your senior or co workers, you will never be able to complete it. Unless you ask, you will never learn new things. Employers appreciate workers who have curiosity and eagerness to learn while working.

Do not be afraid of receiving feedback from the management or seniors at work. While you may receive negative feedback at work sometimes, tat will also help you learn something and rectify the mistakes. It is not practical to feel afraid about feedback from the management. You have to understand and remember the fact that they have nothing personal against you. Their inputs can help you understand ways to avoid errors in future and reforms better.

In any office, you can find employees who are supportive and do not mind sharing their ideas with newcomers. If you can find such an ally at work, you may get useful insights about work. This will help you rise above your doubts and lack of conviction. These helpful colleagues can also help you understand about pitfalls at work and avoid them. You can also ask them for tips to deal with stress and anxiety at work.

There may be times when you actually feel nervous or less confident inside but let not get that reflected in your body language and interaction. If you can keep calm amidst phases of stress at work, that will be appreciated by all. In such times, act calm and positively and be careful about your gestures and eye contact. This will help you combat the feeling of apprehension inside to an extent.

You can also treat yourself on small achievements to beat the feeling of depression and anxiety. It may be a dinner at the restaurant you like at weekend. These will help you stay positive and combat lack of confidence better.


rhita