I came across an interesting www.mindtools.com interview with Brian Tracy recently on the theme of building self-confidence.
To Brian’s way of thinking there are four keys to having self-confidence and being perceived in that way, to paraphrase:
First, focus on the goal you want
Second, maintain yourself in positive thinking state
Third, look for the good in situations
Fourth, look for the valuable lesson from situations
There are seemingly people in the public arena who are developing their self-confidence as well as those who appear more confident. I wondered how applicable confidence-based perspectives would be to some trending news topics.
First, would Liverpool FC’s Luis Suarez find anger management even more helpful if he focused confidently on being the best striker he can be, without acting aggressively when challenged?
Secondly, would Jan Moir be a more celebrated Daily Mail columnist if she thought more positively about others’ efforts?
Thirdly, could looking forward to the next phase in their lives be any sweeter for the members of successful singing group JLS, once their final tour is complete?
Finally, could a discussion featured in the Guardian newspaper, about the nature and importance of good quality public services be more timely?