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Achieving High Performance by Pippa Bourne, Michael Bourne

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Being Confident

Confidence is precious. It enables you to do what you want to do without constant fear of failure, or even despite fear on some occasions, and to maintain your sense of self-worth and not be dependent on what other people think. If you’re confident, you can take center stage when you want—you don’t always have to linger in the background.

Thinking positive

The first step in building your confidence is to pay attention to what you’re thinking. Concentrate on your positive thoughts. It’s very easy to focus on the negative. You probably find that when you have been given feedback, at your appraisal perhaps, you concentrate solely on the one negative comment even though there were five positive comments. To help overcome this, build ...

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