The Skill of Self-Confidence! #moreVIM

12 Mar

…the ability or belief to believe in yourself to accomplish any task- no matter the odds, no matter the difficulty, no matter the adversity, the belief that you can accomplish it!”                                                                                                                                       – Dr. Ivan Joseph!

I did a TEDx talk hunt on my ASUS laptop, in my self-build folder and found one by Dr. Ivan Joseph! I enjoyed it all! I noted that Self Confidence is a skill that can be trained! 🙂 There’s no magic button in building self-confidence! In order to get the Confidence in you groomed, nurtured and put to effective use.

Dr. Ivan Joseph in action on  the Skill of Self Confidence.

Dr. Ivan Joseph in action on the Skill of Self Confidence.

Repetition! Persistence! and Practice! is vital. Also, do not accept failure- keep persisting! Why bail-out when you fail on your first try? Keep on keeping on… Negative Self talk- There are lots of people out there telling us we can’t do it- in our faces and behind us. Why do we want to join them and tell ourselves same “you are not good enough” or “you can’t make it”?

Do note that:

  • Thoughts influence actions- so why entertain negative thoughts!?
  • Reaffirm! – Be the Captain of your ship, master of your fate, trust God- you can do it!
  • Get away from people who will tear you down and make you feel you are not good enough- move away from that NEGAsphere (Negative Atmosphere)!
  • Self-confidence is far from hubris, ego, and false pride- You will need it!
  • Get a brag sheet or wall; list your achievements – things you are proud of! And challenge yourself some more to exceed past glories. Hard or tough times will come in the course of life- work, relationships, academia, when you may feel down and not like whom you are or where you are. Stop the negative self-talk- look at your brag sheet and smile… work even harder!

Want to know how to build other peoples self-confidence too. Kindly view #TEDxRyersonU with Dr. Ivan Joseph on “The Skill of Self Confidence”. Thanks for reading, Believe in yourself- GO YOU!


Posted by on March 12, 2013 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “The Skill of Self-Confidence! #moreVIM

  1. Dzifa

    March 18, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Many repeat not all persist. To me, repetition must be done with an AIM.

    • ghanabakwamena

      March 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      Glad you noticed Dzifa! 🙂 thanks for reading and supporting my blog!


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