Medical practitioners and entreprenuers, like many other people, can lack self-confidence, they can be overcome by imposter syndrome and deal with self-doubt. These feelings often come with being ambitious and seeking success every day. When success does not reveal itself. We often find blame ourselves instead of looking forward towards your next success.
Here are 4 ways to build your confidence as a young professional.
The only other people as important as you, are your patients/clients. Try to build connections by building rapport with them. Their trust in you will, in turn, build your confidence and build their confidence in you. Nurturing positive relationships has a lasting effect on your patients and yourself.
Talk to people.
Chat with the people around you. Talk to colleagues. Talk to industry experts. Try not to isolate yourself if you do not feel confident. Very often lack of confidence leads to us isolating ourselves more. Instead, try to open up and ask questions. Asking questions is the easiest way to find answers. Find the right people and ask for advice on how to navigate the industry. Who knows, you might even get answers to questions you didn’t think of asking.
Many times we find ourselves being our biggest critics. A good way to build your confidence is to affirm yourself. Thinking positive and speaking positively about yourself will almost always boost your confidence when you need it. Remembering that you are where you are because you have worked hard and earned the right will put you back in place when you feel your confidence is slipping.
Make sure you win.
We often don’t set ourselves up to win whether it’s by procrastination or lack of self-belief. Many times the difference between having a good day and a bad day is that extra few hours brushing up on your skills, your bedside manner or catching up on sleep. Always make sure the odds are in your favour, because when you win, you get that self-confidence boost you have been craving.
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