One Reason You May Be Lacking Confidence At Work

You might be feeling frustrated or just not as satisfied with your career right now. One reason many of us feel this way is because of our own lack of confidence at work.

The Problem

So if you are feeling frustrated or lacking confidence, ask yourself, are you trying to do all of the things? Are you too afraid to admit or delegate something that you feel like you should know how to do, even though that pressure is coming from no one else but you?

Think about it this way. If you go to a doctor, you want to have a specialist treat you for a certain problem, right? You're not going to go to someone that's just like, yeah, I can kind of sort of treat that. I've done it once in the past. No!

If you really want that confidence there needs to be a mindset shift from thinking that you need to be able to do everything anyone asks you to or that you need to be able to do all the things with no help at all. That’s not going to get you the praise you want.

What You Should Do About It

Imagine yourself being the “go-to” person at work in your field. The one everyone goes to for a certain thing because you’re so good at what you do. Can you imagine that?

So instead of trying to be the “yes woman” that pleases everyone, focus on your strengths and what you bring to the team. That will give you the courage to say, “that's not my strong suit. Let me find someone who can help and deliver a better product or a better solution.” That’s what people really want. No one wants to go to someone who doesn’t really know how to handle what they’re looking for. 

BUT you can help them by delegating that task to the right person for the job. That’s what they really want. Someone to get the job done and get it done well. You just need to focus and flourish in your strengths and expertise.


So don’t be afraid to admit when something doesn’t fit your role or expertise. It’s not good for you or helpful to the one coming to you for help.

If you're feeling frustrated, lacking confidence, this might be one reason why – trying to all things and not being able to say that's not my strong suit, but let me figure out someone else's.

Journal It Out - Reflection Questions

  1. Ask yourself if you’re trying to do all the things
  2. Focus on cultivating YOUR strengths and flourishing in your area
  3. Don’t be afraid to help someone by delegating a task to someone better fitted


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