14 Feb Six Traits of Confidence Children Develop at Camp Susquehannock
Six Traits of Confidence Children Develop at Camp Susquehannock
Confidence – Why do some have it and others don’t?
What makes a confident person? Are people simply born with confidence?
There is no simple answer to these questions but we do know that confidence can be developed, and needs to be developed, especially in children.
Confidence is the springboard to success in so many different aspects of life and those who have truly developed this trait seem to possess a certain aura.
Truly self-earned confidence, that originates from deep within, is very different from false, egotistical confidence.
People with true confidence carry themselves in a very different manner than those who simply pretend to be confident.
At The Susquehannock Camps we pride ourselves in developing confident girls and boys. Here are few traits we strive to develop in children through our program of athletic development and confidence-based learning…
Confident people believe they can make things happen and they take responsibility. They don’t blame setbacks and failures on others. They don’t make excuses. They don’t blame a poor grade on the teacher, a loss on a referee, or poor performance in a game on the field conditions. They accept responsibility for the situation and move on.
Confident people are diligent. They don’t give up at the first sign of a problem or failure. They see their current inability to do something as nothing more than a challenge, rather than an excuse to give up. They concentrate on the objective at hand, learn from their mistakes, create new strategies and adapt to the situation.
Confident people are action-oriented; they have a plan and then act on it. They don’t need the acceptance of others or assume others will handle it. They take the initiative to get things done and they do it now!
Confident people have the right attitude; there isn’t time to whine or complain. They aren’t frightened of a challenge and say, “this can’t be done.” They always look for ways to complete the task. They are appreciative and value the effort of their teammates or co-workers. They believe the most avaricious thing you can do is to be selfless in the short-term.
Confident people accept other people for who they are, and look for their strengths and positives. They want to be around people with assets, skills and personalities that vary from their own. They realize the acceptance of others will broaden their skill set and knowledge.
Confident people are resourceful; they don’t get upset because they don’t have the best equipment, teammates, field conditions or support. Confident people figure out a way to adapt, or succeed by digging deep within themselves and get by without it (demonstrating the grit of a “hardy soul,” which we will cover in a future message…).
These are just a few of the many things children of all ages will learn at Camp Susquehannock. That being said, if they only leave Camp having further developed these six traits, their lives will be much improved as a result.