Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. This week’s talk was posted by Emi, after all, everyone needs a boost of confidence every now and then.

“Confidence is the necessary spark before everything that follows,” says educator and activist Brittany Packnett.

In her inspiring TED Talk, Brittany Packnett shares three ways she cracks the code of confidence in order to turn our most ambitious dreams into our realities.

Spending quite a deal of my time around people, I’ve started noticing how underestimated confidence is. With confidence comes grit and purpose. Accepting your strengths and weaknesses for what they are empowers you to level up – to take your abilities and learnings to the next level, being confident enough in your capabilities to trust that you can do so and be successful in the process.

“The quickest way to acquire self-confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do.” – Anonymous

Confidence has no competition. Embrace the uncertainty, enjoy the beauty of becoming and most importantly, be confident in the process.

I hope you can take on the 3 tips on how to crack the confidence code and put them into action daily. We all need a boost of confidence every now and again!