The world of science says that the people we are most impressed with are highly confident. Let’s look at two different studies at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Melbourne. Contrary to expectations, the people we want to seek advice and admire are not experienced people. They attract attention with their self-confidence.
The 2015 Carnegie Mellon University Survey
Conducted by academician Don Moore and his team concluded. The majority of the participants chose the self-confident B person as the consultant rather than the A person who was the subject matter expert.
The results of the research show that when we want to get advice on any subject, we are looking for self-confidence rather than experience. It shows that we want to share more with the people who are at peace and social.
The results of the 2012 University of Melbourne Survey are no different. According to the research, high self-esteem is the key to our success in the workplace. A survey of 1000 people working in major companies in Melbourne, New York and Toronto showed a high correlation between success and self-confidence.
There is no doubt that being confident facilitates things in both our business and private lives. So, what can we do to start increasing our self-confidence today? What kind of daily practice can increase self-confidence, hence success?
Here are 4 self-confidence practices from the world of science
- Feed on constructive and secure relationships: People who criticize us constructively, guide our personal development, and trust in our success will increase our motivation. In this way, we always believe that we can do better. According to Professor G. Richard Shell, this is the name (self-confirming prophecy). The self-confidence of those who are positively supported and who strive more when they believe they can.
- Make learning a part of your life: Researcher Carol Dweck, in her book The Psychology of Success, says that learning brings self-confidence. People who see failure as a part of the learning process turn into self-confident and strong characters.
- Get motivating daily habits: Small rituals that motivate the person during the day also help to increase self-confidence. According to the research conducted by Harvard Professors Michael Norton and Francesca Gino; people with rituals such as doing sports, starting the day with a nice coffee, listening to music, focus more easily and reach the goal without giving up.
- Start off with small successes: Daniel Chambliss, in his article on the process of preparing for the Olympics, says that swimmers started with small and achievable achievements. A small success every day increases confidence and motivates the person on the way to the gold medal.