How confident are you in your job? Are you calm, self-assured and focused? When the pressure's on - do you KNOW that you will succeed and do great work? On a scale 1 to 10, with 10 being 'perfect' - how would you rate yourself at this moment?
If you scored less than a '10' right now, or you know someone else who's 'lost their swagger', do you know the best way to quickly improve?
First, know that not having a perfect role 'confidence and swagger score' is normal! If you're consistently learning, evolving and growing, and opening yourself to personal and professional expansion, you're going to have dips in confidence.
Next, recall that there are so many benefits to having high role 'confidence and swagger'.
It helps you perform at your best and makes you more resilient. Also, you're better at managing your time and priorities when it's high. It's key to creating wake up days where you're full of energy and motivation.
(On the flip side - ongoing low role confidence leads to high stress, scattered thinking and dread-filled days.)
It's important to:
- Take note regularly of where you are confidence-wise (high or low)
- Remember that it's normal for your role confidence to fluctuate
- Know that you can take action to smooth out your highs and lows
What High Role Confidence Looks Like & Why It Matters...
At an Atlanta Braves Baseball game, many years ago, I witnessed high role confidence in action. And when I saw it, I knew what the outcome would be.
I don't know a lot about baseball, but I do know what high role confidence looks like and how much it impacts performance,
through my use of the science in the
Assessment, a tool we use when coaching professionals and in assessing candidates for clients.