Presentation on theme: "HOW SELF CONFIDENT ARE YOU?"— Presentation transcript:
1 HOW SELF CONFIDENT ARE YOU? TOTAL STATEMENTS14TIME : 7min
2 INTRODUCTIONSelf-confidence is about balance. At one extreme, we have people with low self-confidence. At the other end, we have people who may be over-confident.
3 INTRODUCTION…And if you’re over-confident, you may take on too much risk, stretch yourself beyond your capabilities, and crash badly.You may also find that you’re so optimistic that you don’t try hard enough to truly succeed.
4 INTRODUCTION…If you are under-confident, you’ll avoid taking risks and stretching yourself; and you might not try at all.Getting this right is a matter of having the right amount of confidence, founded in reality and on your true ability. With the right amount of self-confidence, you will take informed risks, stretch yourself (but not beyond your abilities) and try hard.
5 HOW CONFIDENT DO YOU SEEM TO OTHERS? Your level of self-confidence can show in many ways: Your behavior, Your body language, How you speak, what you say, and so on.
6 Which thoughts or actions do you recognize in yourself and people around you? Self-ConfidentLow Self-ConfidenceDoing what you believe to be right, even if others criticize you for it.Governing your behavior based on what other people think.Being willing to take risks and go the extra mile to achieve better things.Staying in your comfort zone, fearing failure and so avoid taking risks.Admitting your mistakes, and learning from them.Working hard to cover up mistakes and hoping that you can fix the problem before anyone notices.Waiting for others to congratulate you on your accomplishments.Extolling your own virtues as often as possible to as many people as possible.Accepting compliments graciously. “Thanks, I really worked hard on that prospectus. I’m pleased you recognize my efforts.”Dismissing compliments offhandedly. “Oh that prospectus was nothing really, anyone could have done it.”
7 HOW SELF CONFIDENT ARE YOU? Self-confident people inspire confidence in others: their audience, their peers, their bosses, their customers, and their friends. And gaining the confidence of others is one of the key ways in which a self-confident person finds success.The good news is that self-confidence really can be learned and built on.
8 KEY POINTSSome people seem to be naturally confident, but most of us need to improve our confidence – and we have the power to do so.Focus on the experiences in your life where you were successful. This can give you the ability to see the positive side of your mistakes and setbacks.
9 KEY POINTS…Choose to believe in yourself, and surround yourself with other positive and confident people.The more you see the success of others whose skills and abilities are similar to yours, the more likely you are to believe that you can also achieve that success.Combine all of this positive energy with great stress management strategies, and you’ll soon improve your levels of personal confidence.
10 HOW SELF CONFIDENT ARE YOU? Instructions:For each statement, select the option that best describes you.Please answer questions as you actually are (rather than how you think you should be), and don't worry if some questions seem to score in the 'wrong direction'.
11 STATEMENT 1I tend to do what I think is expected of me, rather than what I believe to be "right."Not at allRarelySometimesOftenVery often
12 STATEMENT 2 I handle new situations with relative comfort and ease. Not at allRarelySometimesOftenVery often
13 STATEMENT 3 I feel positive and energized about life. Not at all RarelySometimesOftenVery often
14 STATEMENT 4 If something looks difficult, I avoid doing it. Not at all RarelySometimesOftenVery often
15 STATEMENT 5 I keep trying, even after others have given up. Not at all RarelySometimesOftenVery often
16 STATEMENT 6 If I work hard to solve a problem, I'll find the answer. Not at allRarelySometimesOftenVery often
17 STATEMENT 7 I achieve the goals I set for myself. Not at all Rarely SometimesOftenVery often
18 STATEMENT 8 When I face difficulty, I feel hopeless and negative. Not at allRarelySometimesOftenVery often
19 STATEMENT 9I relate to people who work very hard, and still don't accomplish their goals.Not at allRarelySometimesOftenVery often
20 STATEMENT 10People give me positive feedback on my work and achievements.Not at allRarelySometimesOftenVery often
21 STATEMENT 11I need to experience success early in a process, or I won't continue.Not at allRarelySometimesOftenVery often
22 STATEMENT 12When I overcome an obstacle, I think about the lessons I've learned.Not at allRarelySometimesOftenVery often
23 STATEMENT 13 I believe that if I work hard, I'll achieve my goals. Not at allRarelySometimesOftenVery often
24 STATEMENT 14I have contact with people of similar skills and experience who I consider successful.Not at allRarelySometimesOftenVery often
25 Not at all a Rarely b Sometimes c Often d Very often e Statement noNot at allaRarelybSometimescOftendVery oftene1543267891011121314
27 14-32 You probably wish you had more self-confidence! Take a closer look at all the things you've achieved in your life.You may tend to focus more on what you don't have, and this takes time and attention away from recognizing and using your skills and talents.
28 33-51You're doing an OK job of recognizing your skills, and believing in your abilities. But perhaps you’re a little too hard on yourself, and this may stop you from getting the full benefit of your mastery experiences
29 52-70Excellent! You're doing a fabulous job of learning from every experience, and not allowing obstacles to affect the way you see yourself.