Confidence is something you need to play good but too often to play good we need confidence.
You’ll be happy to know there is something you can do to quickly help build your confidence.
This exercise is called the Strengths Worksheet because it helps you see just what your teammates think your strengths are. As girls, most of us are way too hard on ourselves so we don’t think others believe in us. This isn’t true at all! In fact, most of our teammates think more about us and our skills than we think about ourselves.
So here’s a quick exercise you can do to help build your confidence by seeing what your teammates think you’re good at. Here’s how it goes:
Start by getting a sheet of paper, write your name at the top and then write WEAKNESSES and STRENGTHS like you see below. Under the WEAKNESSES make 4 squares big enough to write in, and then under STRENGTHS make enough squares for the number of players on your team. First fill out your weaknesses (and no more than 4), and then fill out 4 of your strengths.
All your teammates will be doing the same thing – so when you’re finished with your 4 Strengths and Weaknesses everybody passes their sheet to the right, where you’ll then put in a strength of the person whose sheet you have. Remember when you’re filling out your teammate’s strengths, you can put ANYTHING about that player that you feel helps the team. Things like a great arm, cheers loud, great smile, really fast…all of those are strengths that help the team, so don’t limit yourself to just writing skills stuff.
When you get your sheet back you will have a ton of strengths filled in and see what your teammates think about you. Keep this sheet and whenever you’re feeling a little low, or your confidence is down then pull out your sheet and check out all your strengths.
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