College is the time for new experiences. For four years, students prepare for the one opportunity that may jump-start their dream career. During one’s college career, experiential knowledge will come. This is achieved through internships, studying abroad, or any other means to dive into the workforce before one graduates. Success is when opportunity meets preparation, but along with those opportunities may come the lack of confidence to accomplish them.
This summer, I balanced a part-time job, an internship, and summer classes. I was extremely excited to be afforded these opportunities that would advance my skill-set. However, there were times where I lacked self-confidence.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “can I really do this?” I wholeheartedly believe that anyone can accomplish the things they truly set their mind to. All it takes is a little self-confidence and the willingness to work.
Here are a few tips that helped me to look in the mirror and tell myself that I was more than capable.
1—Organize your priorities. When your life is organized, stress is less likely to come. Get a digital or written planner. Proper planning yields confidence.
2—Face your fears. Why are you afraid? Have a cup of relaxing tea, do some yoga, or turn on an aromatherapy diffuser to calm your nerves. Now, go after that dream! Life is too short not to take chances, especially when they can brighten your future.
3—Believe in your potential. Experiences have shaped you for your opportunity. Believe that you have the necessary skills to accomplish your goal.
4—Encourage yourself along the way. You are your biggest cheerleader. If you do not believe in your abilities, then no one else will!
By keeping these four thoughts in mind, you will become an advocate of limitless possibilities. Never underestimate your strength and never overestimate your weakness. Always have faith in yourself!
What helps you to stay confident? Let us know in the comments below!