Confidence – what is it?
Confidence is the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust. The State of feeling certain about the truth of something. A feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.
Over all its the way you perceive your self. This can affect the way other people see you too.
The importance of confidence; its important to be confident in the work you do because it shows that you are knowledgable and aren’t fearful when someone challenges you.
why you need it. People love to take advantage and when they see that they can walk all over you – they will.
How it will benefit you?
You’ll be much more excited to approach your work. You won’t be asking, “do you like it” to a client. You’ll know how to steer the project to solve the issues your client presents.
Ways to build your confidence: go out and do the work. Get reliable and creditable critiques from people you respect. Know that it will take time to see improvement. Keep your eyes on your own paper. Looking over to what Sally and Joe are doing won’t make you feel any better. The fact that you started means that you are better off than someone else who’s still thinking about starting. Besides, comparison is the thief of all joy and if you should compare it ought to be of your past work. This way you can see how far you’ve come and what you’ve achieved over time.
This is advice I’m giving to myself. A reminder, even.
Now, it’s time to get my hands dirty and do the work.