I experience confidence myself most of the time. As a Psychologist, I practice so many things that contribute to this state, that I’m not surprised anymore that I mostly feel pumped. That’s not to say that I never experience any other emotions. I feel a degree of nervousness, stress, or even a touch of dread most days. Once I push past and engage in my daily activities, those negative emotions are transformed into pure energy and excitement. By evening reflection, I report to myself a super day.
Recently, I’ve been reminded that one of the best ways of ensuring that we feel confident is to focus – not on ourselves and how we feel, but – on others. When we take this sort of “leadership” approach, where we concern ourselves with bolstering another person so that they feel confident, we are simultaneously reminding ourselves of our own capabilities. Try it for yourself.