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Why Confidence Is Important For Developers?

Hello, buddies! Self-Confidence. This word may very similar to you. But the problem is, most of us are not having it. The improvements of Self-confidence is mostly can be seen in Self-taught developers. And also, lack of self-confidence mostly can be seen in Self-taught developers. How?

Well, self-taught developer must have enough strength to fight with Imposter's syndrome. To fight with Imposter's syndrome, they must have a self-confidence. That's the reason why they have a good self-confidence.

On the other hand, we can(rarely) say Self-taught developers are lack of Self-confidence. Cause when they code together with College-educated developers, they feel they are not good enough and they lose their self-confidence and become the victims of Imposter's syndrome. Anyway, I can say this article is for Self-taught developers to learn the importance of Self-Confidence.

Self-confidence makes you attractive

Do you want to live the life of your dreams?

Do you want to become a person of affluence?

You need to be able to attract the right kind of people into your life. You need to learn how to be attractive.
People are attracted to self-confident people.

If you walked into a room, which of these two people would you be attracted to? The buddy standing in a corner with a smile on his face or the another buddy whose head is bent, staring down at his phone. You would be attracted to the first buddy in a corner.

When you are self-confident, you are more attractive.

Self-confidence gets you hired for your desired jobs and clients

If you were the main attendee at a presentation, would you listen to the presenter if he wasn’t looking directly at you? You wouldn’t listen. You would switch off in your mind.

But what if this man was engaging in his presentation? What if he was confident? He asked the right questions and said the things you wanted to hear. His persona was engaging. You would listen to him.

If you want to seal a business deal, you need to express self-confidence to your prospective client. If you want to get hired for a job, you need to express self-confidence to the interviewers.

Self-confidence helps you aim for things you only dream about

Are you waiting for your big break? Does the life you want seem unreachable? Self-confidence gives you the guts to ask for what you want.

If you want to live the life of your dreams, you need to be confident. If you are not, everyday miracles will pass you by. You won’t ask for what you really want. Don’t expect people to read your mind. Ask!

Self-confidence helps you make the right decisions

When you are self-confident, you choose yourself. Most people who lack self-confidence love to please people. They don’t choose themselves. Because they don’t, they make the wrong decisions.

The more you make the right decisions aligned with your deepest desires and your core values, the faster you will achieve your goals.

Self-confidence makes you productive

You need to be productive and manage your time wisely. Eliminate all the unnecessary activities. You can’t do this effectively without self-confidence.

Without self-confidence, you will spend time on activities that don’t help you achieve your goals.
The surprising thing is this action is done unconsciously. You don’t realize you’re doing it. I’ve realized when I don’t feel confident in my ability to achieve a goal, I waste time. I do mechanical tasks like checking my emails instead of focusing on the creative task I want to do.
When you are self-confident — confident in your abilities, you are super productive.

How Can I Improve My Confidence, Then?

I don't have to explain you. @Victoria Lo has already explained about How To Overcome Imposter's Syndrome Don't worry about Imposter's Syndrome word cause all the Tips in that article can be used to Improve your self-confidence.

So buddies, Self-Confidence is very, very important for Developers. So make yours strong as well. Happy Coding!


Top comments (2)

jeromesch profile image

I feel like there's a small line between beeing confident and beeing arrogant.
I had a lot of Job Interviews with applicants who were super confident but they couldn't quite convice.
The main problem I see here, is the fact that confidence builds an expectation.
If you're not really having a huge knowledge in a specific system, you dont want the other side to have big expectations and maybe dive deep questions.

nevertheless great article :)

atulks023 profile image

The line "self confidence makes you look attractive" touched my heart as someone who is low on self esteem thanks a lot for this wonderful post ❤