By: Anja Uitdehaag
“Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.” – Emma Donoghue
Women quite often have doubts about their capabilities. Research shows that men in comparable positions are much more confident in their capabilities than their female peers, even when they are no more competent. A prime example is that if a man can fulfill 60% of the requirements of a job description, he will apply, while if a woman cannot do the full 100%, she will not.
Self-confidence is a make-or-break attribute. Success correlates just as closely with confidence as it does with competence.
To become more confident, stop thinking so much and just act.
Believe that you can do it! If you are constantly thinking that you are not good enough or that you will never make it, that is what you will believe and that will become your reality.