You will often see people who are confident (or perceived as such) are typically successful in their personal and working lives. Some people are born with a high level of confidence, and they just shoot for the moon. Others have a little less confidence and need to build up their stocks. 

One of the greatest ways to boost your confidence is by learning. 

So if you want to find out how learning can give you more confidence then read on. 

Decisions

If you are often second-guessing your decisions and ideas, then learning can help put that on the shelf. The decisions that we are most confident in are the ones that we don’t second guess ourselves. When you know something, you know it. When it comes to your business, why a cake isn’t rising or more serious ones like diagnosing and caring for a patient that all comes from learning. 

So whether it be a cake making course online or a nursing program elsewhere – the more you know, the more you are likely to be certain of every decision that you make. 

Feedback

Feedback can be scary if you often doubt your competence levels. Because at certain points, we might perceive negative feedback as an attack on our character rather than directed at our work. 

When you are learning, you will be given feedback and learn how to handle that properly. Learning how to respond to criticism and feedback comes with time, and when you have mastered the ability to separate personal with work-related, you won’t have the same initial reaction. 

Communication

Some courses require people to present ideas and which projects to the class. Others don’t. But the more you do this, the more confident you will become in everyday situations too. You will need to be able to communicate with your peers, your tutors, examinator, and more. 

Structuring your sentences in a way that makes sense for your audience. You can then use the same skills when you are on the phone to the gas company, in the supermarket, or in the workplace. Effective communication is a huge skill, and learning environments is usually the place you will improve and build on them. 

Challenges

Studying in any capacity can be a challenge, even when you love the subject. When you choose to study online, part-time or have childcare to manage, there are extra things to consider. However, you will become ready to tackle these challenges and make the most of the experience. 

Deadlines, time management, working in groups (with mixed personalities and working styles) and balancing your home life, will all come into play. This is a huge transferable skill and something that will serve you well after you have finished studying. 

When you combine all of those considerations, then it makes sense that you would want to look into studying. The method that you choose will all bring a range of skills and challenges that will be perfect for increasing your knowledge and confidence. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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