The Importance of Confidence at Work

The importance of confidence at work can’t be said enough. Feeling good about what you do can make or break a career.  A lot of problems at work start with a lack of confidence that spills into their workplace and even their personal life. Here are just some of the perks of feeling confident at work.

As is our confidence, so is our capacity.

William Hazlitt

Improved Attendance

Well, it makes sense. If you feel confident being at work, you’re more likely to go to work


When we’re confident about our job we’re more likely to ask questions, troubleshoot problems and stay positive when times are tough; These are all qualities that are found in great leaders. 

Increased Production

98% of workers say that they have better performance when they’re feeling confident about their job. Source

Better Chance for Growth

When we feel confident we’re more likely to try new things, apply for new positions & take risks. This is what propels people & companies to grow and advance.

Less Turnover

96% of people are more likely to stay at their job when they feel confident. 

Improved Job Satisfaction

Not feeling competent at work fuels frustration and disappointment. We feel “good” about work when we feel like we know how to do it well.

confidence about work =  satisfaction at work.

Better Communication

When we’re feeling like an asset at work we’re more likely to point out barriers for success. When something isn’t working confident people are more likely to bridge the gap of communication to problem solve.

Willingness to Learn

Confidence doesn’t mean we think we know it all. In fact, confident people are usually the first ones to reveal their shortcomings & seek information. They are more likely to be constructive when receiving criticism.

Lifts Morale

Being confident creates a sense of satisfaction & improves overall happiness. Confidence in a workplace will lift the atmosphere and create the perfect environment to support coworkers & customers. 


Think about the times you noticed SERIOUS UNPROFESSIONALISM; I know we’ve all seen a couple of those moments. The supervisor throws her keyboard, that manager just swore at someone, etc.

importance of confidence at work

They’re usually the employees that are frazzled. They’ve hit a wall & don’t know how to solve the problem in that moment. 

But these moments happen to everyone, so why do some people have a meltdown?

Often, because they lack confidence.

Someone who feels confident is more likely to set an appropriate boundary that can prevent some situations from even happening. When SH*T does hit the fan, they still have what matters within their scope; safety, respect, & direction.


Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.

Charles Stanley

Here are some things you can do to be more confident at work.

How to Overcome Lack of Confidence at Work

  1. Celebrate Successes
  2. Dress for Success
  3. Be Yourself
  4. Prepare for Tasks
  5. Eliminate Negativity
  6. Practice saying “no”
  7. Stop comparing yourself
  8. Take care of yourself
  9. Set manageable goals
  10. Be a role model
  11. Learn new things
  12. Take action
  13. Use good posture
  14. Smile
  15. Get organized
  16. Plan ahead


How to Build Self-Confidence at Work PDF

How to gain the skill of self confidence

Courage is the birthplace of confidence.

Debbie Millman

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“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”

Marie Curie

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