Although I am not a fan of most of these types of books, I do believe that there is a place for them on many a book shelf. Martin Meadows' book, Confidence: How to Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs and Achieve Your Goals, can be summed up in his often used term, self-efficacy. He explains that it is the strength in your beliefs of your ability to complete a task.
In other words, if you think that you can do something it is much more likely that you will accomplish that task. It seems a simple concept, but self-efficacy is wrapped up in a lifetime of success and failures that made us what we are today. Although self-confidence is needed, not all confident people display self-efficacy in every task.
Since I noticed many years ago that the more I believed in myself the more I achieved, I decided to read this book for tips on how to strengthen that aspect of my personality. It is a clearly written book, filled with lists that delineate how to reach our individual goals. While the concepts are basic, sometimes we need things spelled out for us, and Meadows takes us by the hand and leads us to our most important goal...believing that we can accomplish what we set out to do.
While I did know much of what the author explained, he definitely shared hints that I will use in attempting to accomplish my goals. This is a short book, and I recommend it as a confidence booster. After all, who among us doesn't need to feel that we are invincible some of the time?
Publisher - Meadows Publishing
Date of Publication - April 7, 2015