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Navigating the Resources

  1. Read the information below about the trait to develop a greater understanding of your strength/opportunity.
  2. Consider the Stop, Start, Continue examples to create your own actionable change behaviors.
  3. Explore the trait more fully by taking advantage of the weblinks below.

Confidence

(Self-Confidence, Self-Assured)

Confidence measures the extent to which you are self-assured and believe in your own abilities to succeed. There are many ways to leverage this trait and the resources listed below should provide you with the steps for increasing or decreasing your level of confidence.

Strength

Higher levels of confidence indicate you are able to take chances, make decisions, and take risks that have a positive impact on others.

Opportunity

Lower levels of confidence indicate you may be overly critical of your own capabilities and undervalue your strengths which may limit your potential to succeed.

Excess

Excessive levels of confidence indicate you may have an inflated sense of your abilities while you downplay your opportunities which may limit your ability to develop and grow.

Identify an opportunity area that you would like to change. Then, develop behaviors that you can Stop (unhelpful or limiting behaviors), Start (behaviors that you can begin now), and Continue (behaviors that you already do well) to improve in this area. Use the examples below to help create your own Stop, Start, and Continue behaviors. 

Stop Start Continue
Discounting your success as a result of external factors. Making a list of what you have accomplished in your life and how your success is a product of your hard work. Working to improve and striving to be better. 
Allowing others to influence your perception of yourself. Separating your accomplishments from others’ affirmations; acknowledging how you feel about your success without others’ input. Thinking critically about your goals.
Doubting yourself. Identifying three areas that you have exhibited high skill or ability. Staying focused on your tasks.