Your main aim for studying a course will likely to be to learn a new skill or to train in a certain area so that you can go on to do something else. It may not be your intention to study with the intention of building your confidence but actually, whilst studying you may realise that your confidence grows. There are several reasons for this growth in confidence whilst studying and below are some of them.
Having a sense of structure within your week helps to give you good confidence. When you are studying a course you will have a certain structure to your week; lessons to attend, assignments that need accomplishing and so forth. This structure gives you things to aim for each week and enable you to stick to a routine. Having a structure like this gives you purpose and clarity and help you to feel driven which increases confidence.
If you feel as though you’ve achieved something you will have good self confidence as you will be proud of your achievements and feel as though you have earned something that you deserve. When studying a course you make many achievements whether it just be turning up on time to a meeting or passing a module of work. Achievements help to improve your self esteem so you have belief in yourself and this is vital for confidence to be able to grow. There is something extremely rewarding about making regular achievements within life.
* Look forward
When you are studying a course you are looking forward; working towards a goal. Looking forward like this helps you to forget about any negatives in the past and to not dwell on them, instead you are focussed on the future and moving forward which is a very positive thing to do and can help your confidence immensely.
* Opens new windows
When you are studying you will be opening up new windows of opportunity constantly; perhaps a new qualification will enable you to apply for many different jobs or perhaps being part of a college institution means you can take part in various other activities or maybe the course will simply enable you to meet new friends. These windows of opportunity can make your life look very colourful and as though you have plenty of choices. This will help boost your confidence a lot.
When you learn new things it can help your confidence as you gain interests and information about things which you previously were not aware. Learning can make you realise that you had more potential than you thought and you can find that you’re enjoying the process which can help your self confidence a lot.
* New friends
Being part of a working/studying environment can enable you to meet lots of new friends which can help your confidence. These will be different friends to those you already have as they are from a different part of your life and having a variety of friends can really help inspire and move you forward so will be very beneficial in terms of confidence.
When studying a course you will find that there are many ways in which your confidence can be increased as a result of doing so which you may not have been aware.