Confidence is being self-assured, feeling comfortable in your own skin and having the competence, judgement, persistence and resources to succeed in life. Belief and confidence are interlinked as strong self-belief is an essential ingredient of confidence. Empowering beliefs will enable success while disempowering beliefs will facilitate failure. Self-esteem is the value we place on ourselves. People with high self-esteem have a positive outlook on life and are happier than others. Self-esteem and self-worth arise when we feel good about ourselves in different areas of our lives.
Samuel A Malone is
a self-employed training consultant, lecturer and author. He is the author of 21 books published in
Ireland, the UK and abroad on learning, personal development, study skills and
business management. Some of his books
have gone into foreign translations and second editions. He has an M.Ed. with distinction (in training
and development) from the University of Sheffield and is a qualified Chartered
Management Accountant (ACMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and
a Chartered Secretary (ACIS). He is a
fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (FIITD).