by Sonya Rhodes, Ph.D. and Susan Schneider
Sometimes, it seems as though being self-confident is the first step towards achieving almost anything you want. All you have to do is believe in yourself, we're told. With that said, most of us wish it were that simple. The dictionary definition of this elusive quality mentions trusting in our own abilities and judgment.
As a therapist, I tell clients to think of this as a process, a series of small steps that, if taken together, have a cumulative power. Hint: Don't expect to achieve a high level of confidence overnight. But here are 15 of my favorite small steps to get you started:
Sonya Rhodes, Ph.D., and Susan Schneider are authors of The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match, How Strong Women Can Find Love and Happiness Without Settling.