What do confidence and productivity have in common?
Confidence, in essence, is what turns ideas into actions and tangible results. By definition, it is the feeling or belief of reliability or trust in something or someone. Self-confidence is a belief in ourselves.
Confidence in ourselves is positively correlated with our performance and productivity levels. When our confidence levels rise, we are less likely to quit and more likely to follow through and complete something we set out to do. As a result, in some cases we see far greater success than we originally imagined.
Do you have something that you’ve been procrastinating on starting because of self-doubt? Maybe it’s hard, you haven’t done it before, or it’s a bit outside your comfort zone? This is a common reason for procrastination.
If the results are something that you really want (your “why”), then it’s worth the effort. Your “why” is your most positive motivator and can help you discover some tactics to boost your confidence, productivity and allow you to get that thing done.
While we can be our best cheerleader (#yougotthis), we can also be our own biggest critic. We tend to judge ourselves more harshly than others, which depletes our self-confidence and leads us to staying stagnant in our comfort zone. The good news is that there are some things we can do to be more cheerleader and less critic …
How to boost confidence and productivity
In order to grow and see the breadth of your own potential, try some of these confidence boosting suggestions to end your procrastination and accomplish more than you originally thought possible!
We’ve collected a few of Sports Psychologist Jarrod Spencer’s recommendations and added in a few of our own:
Write a confidence script
Doing something new and somewhat scary? Write and refer to a confidence script! Write down 10 facts you already know that indicate you could be successful with this new thing. For example: giving a new presentation to a new team or audience? This could be your confidence script:
Practice positive self-talk
Switch negative self-talk to positive self-talk with affirmations (positive statements written in the present affirming success, results, achievement that you desire or are working towards). Begin with “I am…” statements, such as “I am committed to …” or “I am capable of …” or “I am easily and effortlessly … “. Acknowledge your own strengths.
Ask for a pep talk
Shift your mindset
Done is better than perfect
Celebrate your accomplishments, everyday
Use these confidence boosting techniques daily to build your own self-confidence and minimize your self-doubt. Focus on your successes and with your heightened self-confidence you will continue to see the most productive and successful version of you!
If you’d like help adding confidence building habits that can help boost your productivity, schedule your free no-risk Discovery Call to see how we can partner with you in your success! We’d love to help you be your own cheerleader as well as join your cheer squad.
Debbie Rosemont is a Certified Professional Organizer, Productivity Consultant and Trainer and Owner of Simply Placed. Simply Placed teaches organized systems and productive habits that allow busy professionals to maximize their time, focus on their priorities, reduce stress, improve their customer service and increase their bottom line. She is the author of Six-Word Lessons to Be More Productive.
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