Many individuals think self-confidence is all about being foolhardy and arrogant. However, self-confidence really focuses on having a sense of purpose, a positive outlook and faith in yourself. Without confidence in yourself, becoming a successful author is nearly impossible. If you want to become an author, or you are an author who wants to improve your ability to be successful, you need to begin focusing on building confidence in yourself. Just because you believe in your desire to write doesn’t mean you are as fully confident in yourself as you could be. Nor does that belief mean you actually are arrogant or ‘full-of-yourself! Here is a look at just a few of the way benefit from a high level of self-confidence.
#1 -Confident People Make Good Decisions
One of the main reasons authors need self-confidence is to ensure they make good decisions. Successfully starting a book will require making tough decisions. Without confidence in yourself, you will find decision making a difficult task. The more confident you are in yourself, the more confident you are about your ideas, enhancing your ability to make good decisions. These decisions are part of the planning and plotting for your book. Lack of confidence can feed inadequate feelings and ‘decision-dodging’ or procrastination in actually getting started. Or stalling when writers’ block is a problem.
#2 -Self-confidence Results in a Positive Attitude
Another reason you need self-confidence as an author is to ensure you have a positive attitude. When you start a book, it is easy to allow fears and doubts to keep you from achieving success. Individuals with high levels of confidence in themselves have a positive attitude, which helps them to push fear and doubt away. With a positive attitude, authors can push towards success. A positive attitude helps you handle objections and discouraging opinions without a lot of arguing with those who would object or share discouraging opinions.
#3 -Confident Individuals Go On After Failure
Any author will tell you that failure is going to happen. Setbacks occur when you’re working to start a new book.You may already have dealt with some of these failures. Things like:
- Rejection slips
- Writers’ Block
- Plot flaws
- Life ‘happening’
- Computer problems
However, with self-confidence, you will be prepared to go on after failure. When you are confident in yourself, you will realize that failing is just another step in the right direction. Just because you had a setback does not mean that you will never be successful. Individuals without self-confidence often give up when they are confronted with a failure, while confident individuals press on, learning from that failure and finding new opportunities along the way.
#4 – Maximize Performance with Self-Confidence
Last, self-confidence also helps authors to maximize their performance. While working hard is important to being successful, being confident is also essential if you want to achieve success as an author. With confidence to help you, you will be able to build a good brand for yourself as an author. As you focus on positive results and working smarter, which will maximize your performance you will find more and more words tumbling from your fingertips. With confidence on your side, you can increase satisfaction and success while reducing the amount of stress you deal with as an author. A major benefit of being an author and giving life to your desire to write is the satisfaction you get from producing the words.