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How to get good at things you think you’re bad at.

We’re frequently told to put ourselves out there, to be courageous and bold but that is easier said than done for many people.

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Whilst the theory is fine, what can those among us who find that challenging do to build our confidence muscle? 

The first step is to make sure it’s something you actually want to do.  We’re not all supposed to be the same, we all have our strengths and key skills we can offer and it’s ok not to be clones of each other. 

But if there is something you truly want to build skills in, it’s best to start super small.

Come up with a plan of what you want to improve on and the steps you need to take to get there.  Then break each step into small manageable changes you can implement that won’t be too daunting.

Continually push yourself to go just outside your comfort zone.  Seek out tasks that require you to go just beyond your current abilities - and we mean just.  Remember little by little, a little becomes a lot.

Finally, once you become comfortable with that level, make another small change to your level of challenge.

Small, manageable stretches.

For as long as you want to improve, keep getting slightly uncomfortable.  Keep seeking out the next challenge.

Neuro scientists have learnt that frequent practice will change the parts of the brain that are challenged by that task.

Challenging activities force our brains to adapt and as they change, we get stronger.

Your brain will re-wire itself to increase its ability to handle the challenges you give it.

Have fun stretching yourself to get comfortable with the things you aren’t overly confident with.

And if you need a little extra help, check out our range of goal planners and habit trackers - we’ll help you get there.

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