Catch Them While They’re Good
Naturally, I tend to criticize others and point out where they are going wrong. Even though I mean to help someone by giving feedback, it’s most likely discouraging them from going any further with that endeavor.
I built more confidence in myself when someone I respected told me when I was doing well. In the gym, friends and mentors would point out my improvements. At my past internships, my managers and mentors made sure to notify me when I was doing well.
As I meet more people I want to keep this in mind. I need to make I am putting in an intentional effort to tell people when they’re doing well. It did wonders for my confidence, and I need to pay it forward.