Self Confidence

March 18, 2014 at 2:06 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This post sums up my own experience of self-confidence, which Linda Stewart, the blogger rightly asserts includes self-efficacy and self-esteem. I would also add that, for me at least, my self-confidence is also often undermined and exacerbated by my sense of guilt at not being perfect (caused to a great extent by my Catholic upbringing), which I find difficult to overcome.
I would recommend anyone who is interested in looking behind the actions of their lives to the reasons for them to check out Linda’s blog Queasypeasy

QP and Eye

How would you rate your self-confidence?

There are pockets of life in which my self-confidence would rate reasonably high.  On a scale of 1 – 10 where 1 is oh so low and 10 is way too high, my marker would hover around 7 or 8.  However, other pockets of my life are filled with stressful content.  In those circumstances the marker lurks around 3 or 4.  I never gave myself credit for acting but when people tell me I present as someone who is self-confident I have to wonder if I missed my calling.

Dr Seuss Succeed

Before I unpack that paragraph let’s take a look at what self-confidence is.

Self Confidence = Self-efficacy + Self-esteem

Big concept, self-efficacy but in terms of confidence it simply means knowing that we have the skills to get the job done; we have what it takes to be successful and achieve a good outcome.  Another…

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