Episode 150 | Building Confidence

In this episode, Dr. Cari Wise discusses the process of building confidence. 

She reflects on her own experience of starting at a new veterinary hospital and emphasizes the importance of giving oneself time and opportunity to become confident in new situations. 

Dr. Wise encourages listeners to challenge negative narratives and “what ifs” that hold them back from taking risks and trying new things. 

She believes that as confidence grows, it becomes easier to enjoy the challenges that come with veterinary careers. 

Dr. Wise also reminds new veterinarians, veterinary assistants, and veterinary technicians that confidence is built over time and encourages them not to give up before giving themselves a chance to develop it. 

She suggests reflecting on the progress made and being resilient in bouncing back from challenges as important factors in building confidence for oneself. 

Some key takeaways from the context are:

  1. Confidence is not something that magically appears overnight but is built over time through real-life experience.
  2. Challenging negative narratives and “what ifs” can help build confidence and prevent one from being held back by fear and anxiety.
  3. Avoiding risks and playing it safe can limit growth and prevent fully experiencing life.
  4. Confidence is something that can be developed and should not be given up on before giving oneself a chance.
  5. Reflecting on progress and resilience can help boost confidence and find enjoyment in one’s work.


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