Confidence is often thought of as something we have or something we don’t have, but we are not born confident or under-confident.
We develop confidence over time and it’s influenced by our experiences and environment.
Confidence is knowing that we can out-perform and problems that come our way and if we don’t have that knowledge we need to use courage to step out side our comfort zone.
When we use courage to step outside our comfort-zone we get confidence back in return.
Performing under pressure like this pays off physically, emotionally and mentally as we learn to control ourselves when the heat is on.
Performance anxiety is real, and is a good thing as it shows we care about the result.
What’s important to remember is that the result doesn’t matter – it’s the experience that is valuable.