What makes a person successful? Is it innate talent? Charisma? Hard earned skills? The ability to communicate well?
While all these are valuable tools to help you succeed, research has shown that there is one key area that increases a person’s chances of success. And it is an area that we can all develop.
Research by Albert Bandura shows that confidence is the strongest predictor of whether a person will set big goals, work through obstacles, be resilient in the face of failure, and eventually reach their goals.
Confidence is about focusing on our strengths and what we do well to plot a path for the future. Rather than trying to mitigate for our weaknesses, we use our skills and abilities to light the way. This allows us to develop the grit necessary to continue when times get tough, to embrace a growth-mindset we need to learn new skills, and to dream big in the first place.
A Team Human Conversation
Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick start your conversation.
In your daily life, on a scale of 1-10, how confident are you?
What affects your confidence?
How would focusing on your strengths and abilities impact your life?