Recipe for Building Your Self-Confidence

Mixing bowl bakingI recently created this recipe for developing self-confidence for our company newsletter. It’s easier to make than you think. Try it for yourself…


  • 1 cup of readiness to take action
  • 2 cups of commitment to hard work
  • 1 ½ cups of determined persistence
  • 1 cup of willingness to leave your comfort zone
  • 1 ½ cups of acceptance that failure is forward progress
  • 2 cups of perseverance when obstacles arise
  • Several sprinkles of optimism


  1. Set a goal to pursue something you’ve always wanted to achieve. Create a plan to achieve that goal through a series of small steps. Add all the ingredients to your plan and stir until blended.
  2. Reflect on your life experiences related to your goal. Consider what you’ve learned from the things you’ve done, what you’ve seen others do, what people you trust have told you and how you feel about achieving your goal. Add those learned life lessons to the mix.
  3. Take Dardis Communications training courses or work one-on-one with a Dardis Communications coach. Experts have found that self-confidence is one of the most common outcomes of training experiences. Fold the new skills and abilities you gain into the mix.
  4. Now do it. Don’t passively bake your goal. Instead, take action. Whip in a dash more of hard work, determination and perseverance to turn that goal into reality.
  5. Top it off with a celebration of what you’ve accomplished and learned from your latest experience.
  6. Keep trying! Your self-confidence changes and evolves over your lifetime. The more you try, the better you’ll get. (No need to fake it until you make it.)

Results: People with strong self-confidence perform 28% better at work (Stajkovic, Luthans & Slocum, 1998).


One Comment Add yours

  1. Wanda McKenny says:

    Totally enjoyed reading this recipe!!! Great work! !


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