Dr. Ivan Joseph nails the skill of self-confidence in this video. He says you develop it by:
- Persistence. Repetition and not quitting. Malcolm Gladwell talks about the 10,000 hr rule. It took 1,000 to 10,000 trials for Edison to make the light bulb. He didn’t quit.
- Self-talk. Stop negative self-talk. Repeat positive self-talk. You need to have great positive self-talk or self-affirmations. Mohammad Ali used to say, “I am the greatest, there is no one better than me.” Stay away from the people who put you down.
- Focus on the positive. Praise positive behaviors. Don’t focus on correcting negative behavior.