He who thinks he can and he who thinks he can’t are both usually right.
Confidence, like happiness, is an elusive thing.
We all want it, few claim to have it and those who fake it are obvious.
This ZenHabits post looks at 25 ways to boost your confidence.
13. Increase competence. How do you feel more competent? By becoming more competent. And how do you do that? By studying and practicing. Just do small bits at a time. If you want to be a more competent writer, for example, don’t try to tackle the entire profession of writing all at once. Just begin to write more. Journal, blog, write short stories, do some freelance writing. The more you write, the better you’ll be. Set aside 30 minutes a day to write (for example), and the practice will increase your competence.
Full post here.