One trait that is common in all achievers is confidence. If you are sure of yourself, you are more likely to achieve your desire. This is especially true in a workplace setting where an employee derives satisfaction from making positive strides in their career. An employer cannot undermine the importance of his employee’s self-esteem in the realisation of the organisation’s goals. Several factors influence a person’s self-image.
1. Relationships with Others
It is said, “you are a sum total of the five people you spend most of your time with”. An employee needs healthy relationships inside and outside of the office to be successful. However, these relationships can be sabotaged by his self-image. If he is a positive person, then he will spread goodness and attract positive people to himself. You can improve your self-esteem by taking small steps like better grooming. Clothes do not have to be overly colourful to show you are a positive and cheerful person. Well-tailored pieces such as men’s shirts make you stand out and feel good about yourself.
2. Your Employee’s Perception
We see the world as we are, and our own perceptions limit us. If a person sets out to accomplish something and truly believes that they can, then they will build the resilience needed to succeed. It is possible to have an employee who is talented and smart but cannot seem to accomplish much because they don’t believe in themselves. An employee who has a positive self-image will view every task as an opportunity to prove themselves, and if he fails, then he takes it as a lesson.
3. Habits and Thoughts
Thoughts and habits create character. If you want to know if a person will be successful, check his habits and the richness of his thoughts. The mindset alone cannot help you become successful, but it will push you to take the necessary steps to accomplish a goal. An employee who thinks highly of themselves produces better results. If he believes he is good in a certain area, chances are he will take steps to improve his skills.
4. Their Past Experiences
Your background shapes your beliefs, values, and how you view the world and interact with others. If you believe that no one cares about you or the world is cruel, you will have no problem finding evidence to support that. The opposite is true; if you believe in the goodness of others, you will attract people who are good to you. If a person has a painful past will carry that mindset to work, which can be challenging to deal with. In an organisation, they are at risk of pulling others down because they do not know how to relate with people.
It is possible to change your self-image through investing in yourself. Buy new clothes, enrol in a gym, eat healthily, surround yourself with positive people, and set goals that will motivate you. As an employer, find areas where your employee excels and steer them in that direction while giving positive feedback and encouragement to avoid demoralising them further.