Building confidence leads to success

Confidence is key to becoming a leader. Joel Garfinkle shares five ways you can build up your confidence:

  1. Take the leap. Quit doubting your abilities and take a risk or two in your career.
  2. Realize what your strengths are and use them. You’ll be more confident when you play to your strengths, which helps with things you aren’t strong in later.
  3. Watch your body language. Realize when your body language is negative or positive, as well as the body language of your audience.
  4. Take credit when complimented. Just thank people.
  5. You don’t have to be perfect. Confidence is about continuing to try and try new things, even if you aren’t perfect.

— Adapted from “The one trait successful leaders share,” Joel Garfinkle, SmartBlogs.