While having too much confidence can be detrimental, having none at all can be even worse. If you want to make any real headway in developing your self-confidence, you have to start by believing you can change.
In this video, from the TED-Ed YouTube channel, you'll learn a few practical tips for being more confident. You can get a quick boost to your confidence by listening to music with heavy bass, striking a few power poses, or imagining your success as you begin a difficult task. Practising failure intentionally can also help you shed your fear of it and help your confidence grow. The most important tip, however, is believing in your own ability to improve.
A fixed mindset means that you think your talent and ability is set at birth, and it makes developing any semblance of confidence extremely difficult. How can you be confident when you believe the die have been cast? Instead, take on the perspective of a growth mindset where it's possible to become better at the things you care about. Believing you have the power to make things better is the foundation where true confidence can sprout and grow from.
3 Tips to Boost Your Confidence [YouTube]