Most people agree that confident kids are less likely to be bullied, do better at extra-curricular activities and in general behave better than kids with poor self-confidence. But where does confidence actually come from?
Confidence comes from achievement or competency. When someone takes action and accomplishes something, they become more competent at that activity or behavior. For example, in karate when a student drills over and over and finally learns a new form or combination, they become more competent at that skill. As a result, their confidence improves. This in turn leads to motivation!
Earning belts at Lincoln Karate Clinic leads to building confidence. Belts are earned, not given and this is true even with the youngest of students. By the time a student has earned their higher belts, we see improved confidence with a touch of humility which is a nice balance.
Remember, action leads to competency and competency leads to confidence!