“Confidence is the father of achievement.” - Orison Swett Marden
I just completed a two-day workshop with 19 leaders. One of their biggest goals for the workshop was to leave with greater confidence. I doubt they had read today’s quotation, but they knew how important confidence is anyway.
What could I do to help them build their confidence over the course of a two-day workshop? I considered that a great deal during lunch and during the evening between the sessions. My conclusion was two-fold. I can’t do much, and I can do a whole lot. Let me explain.
I could provide information and the chance to practice new skills during the training, and those things could help someone become more confident as they apply those skills. But they have to apply the knowledge – I can’t do it for them.