The Skill of Self Confidence by Dr. Ivan Joseph [VIDEO]
As the Athletic Director and head coach of the Varsity Soccer team at Ryerson University, Dr. Joseph is often asked what skills he is searching for as a recruiter: is it speed? Strength? Agility? In Dr. Joseph’s TEDx Talk, he explores self-confidence and how it is not just the most important skill in athletics, but in our lives.
Without self-confidence we are useless. Self-confidence is the belief that no matter what we can accomplish the task at hand. And this is a skill that can be trained.
Tactics to build self-confidence
Repetition, repetition, repetition. 10,000 hours. The skill we want to be confident in needs to be familiar to us. Practice. Don’t quit.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. ~~Arthur Ashe
Build up self-confidence in others by focusing on positive behavior. Catch them when they are good. Don’t beat them down when they make a mistake. Show the instances where everything went well.
Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act. ~~Jack Welch
Interpret all feedback as you want it to be. For example, if a girl tells you “I will go on a date with you if you are the last man on Earth.” You interpret it: Great! There’s a chance.
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