How do you know what you want in your life, what do you want to become and who do you want to become.
I am 19 years old. I have little experience with jobs but I attend to learn more and push myself. When it comes to a task I tend to think I know when I am doing but sometimes I do not know and freeze. I want to learn to be more confident. #college
When you get to college, or even before then, to build confidence, try to first focus on applying for jobs that are "entry-level" and don't require any previous experience. And once you get one, just learn as much as you can and work hard. That's how we all got started, and there's nothing to be ashamed or worry about. Confidence comes with time, so give yourself some time to find a job and work there for a while.
Shante recommends the following next steps:
Don't be shy with your new environment, whether that's work or at school. Ask questions and show a willingness to learn.
To boost your confidence, try finding some extracurricular activities that will engage you groups, meet all kinds of people, experience all sort of things, teach you new skills and . Get involved in clubs, sports, etc. Try different things, different options, think outside of the box and most importantly take your time and surround yourself by supporting people either family or friends.
All of this is to say, try not to put pressure on yourself to decide right this moment what you want to do with the rest of your life. Do what feels right now, and you'll be shocked at what paths might open up for you in the future.
And in regards to the confidence...this is something I struggled with at your age, as well! My best recommendation is to find something you love doing and immerse yourself in it. Whether it's a sport, a hobby, an activity, or anything else....if you're doing something you love, then you're bound to feel good and confident while you're doing it. Do it as much as you can to help yourself become familiar with the feeling of being confident. Over time, that will start to carry out in other areas of your life, as well. One thing I've learned - most people have one or two things that they truly love and are good at, and we're all just semi-okay at everything else. So, confidence just comes from knowing who you are, what you love, and what you're good at and then being okay with knowing we can't all be amazing at everything!
Also - volunteer!! You'll be amazed at how much confidence you can gain while you're helping others!
My advice to you would be to try something you haven't ever done before. Something that you might have interest in, or just want to learn more about. Even if you aren't in college, you can still take advantage of things that are traditionally oriented toward college students. You can try a self-paced course on Coursera (for free if you choose to "audit" the course) in any number of topics, volunteer, or apply for an internship (which you absolutely can do outside of college). You can also try applying to different jobs- if you feel passionate about a career path, communicate that in your interview. If, or when, you have a sense of some career paths you're interested in, you can pursue that career further, either through school or just through work.
Building confidence takes a long time. Supporting and being kind to yourself is a huge part of this. Just know that it's alright to not have it all figured out yet, so don't stress to much if you feel uncertain: it's a part of life. There's no right or wrong answer.