What is Self-Confidence?

The word confidence comes from the latin verb fidere that means to trust, therefore, having self-confidence is having trust in one’s self. It is connected but different from self-esteem, which is an evaluation of one’s own worth, arrogance or hubris, in comparison, is the state of having unmerited confidence, to believe something or someone is capable or correct when it is not. Self-confidence is more specifically the trust in one’s ability to achieve some goals. As the Jamaican political activist Marcus Mosiah Garvey once said: “With confidence, you have won before you have started”.

Self-Confidence is the best thing you can wear

When making decisions about difficult assignments, about your business or simply when you are stepping out of your comfort zone, you need to feel assured that you are making the right choice. Having Self-Confidence helps you in knowing that you are making good decisions, it allows you to trust your instincts and avoid self-doubt and fear. Self-confidence is a powerful tool because it can increase your impressions on others. People can perceive your confidence and react accordingly. When you think you are the best person to get the job done and you believe in your ability to do it, others will believe in you too.

Why is Self-Confidence important?

You will not get far without confidence. Even with a great idea, a great product or knowledge to share with the world your value is almost sure to go unseen and your potential unmet without Self-Confidence. It is crucial to your success in all aspects of life; Self-Confidence may be one of the most important tools to have in your success toolbox because it enables you to learn from failure and to feel success comes your way.

The MILC project and Innovation

The main objective of the MILC project is to create a learning approach that will equip the Millennials with 21st Century skills in order to practice leadership based on their way of thinking and behavior. The MILC project will facilitate innovation support activities to ensure Millennials understand and take advantage of the opportunities offered by new innovative concepts, methodologies and approaches. As you may have already guessed, Self-Confidence is one of the 21st Century skills and developing it could be highly beneficial for any field of work. As Marie Curie once said “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained”. And you, are you confident enough in your abilities?