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[success]If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started. ~ Cicero[/success]
Think for a moment what you might do differently if you were someone else. Someone with supreme confidence in their abilities. Someone who had a set of attitudes and beliefs and feelings and mental conditioning that ensured an abundance of enthusiasm, self-belief and success.
If you’ve ever let doubts and insecurities run your life, and I know I certainly have…know this…
You are powerful beyond measure. Look beyond who you currently see in the mirror…remember, your eyes only show you what you believe.
You are phenomenally glorious when you determinedly decide to cultivate greater confidence.
You are unstoppable when you become aware that your mind simply believes what you tell it the most and you discover the power is yours to change this.
Here’s 5 ways to build the confidence in yourself that allow you to move far beyond your fears, doubts and insecurities.
Believe in your capacity for change
Life is a series of evolutions. You’re destined to grow into the greatest you possible. Life doesn’t stop for any of us, it keeps rolling along and you are capable of rolling along with it. Don’t allow life to knock you over and leave you floundering.
Your world is a process of your thinking and your thinking can be changed, said Einstein. Believe him.
Surround yourself with encouraging, inspiring people
To boost your confidence it’s important that you have people in your world to encourage and support you. Sometimes you just have to let go of the negative nellies, whilst remembering that they’re only messengers reminding you of the way you view yourself.
Changing the way you see yourself might take a little time. And there’s an easy way to spend a little of that time with those who uplift. If you currently can’t find it in your friends or family seek out a video of someone with an inspiring message, someone who encourages and lightens your spirit. It’s a fun way to boost your confidence.
Be your own best friend
Never put yourself at the bottom of the heap after you’ve encouraged your partner, your kids, your friends or your students.
When the chips are down best friends are there, cheering you up, cheering you on. Become your number one cheerleader. Be determined to see yourself differently, see the value you bring to our world.
Create your own vision for your life and cheer for your own success. No-one can take away your ability and freedom to believe in yourself. But you have to choose to see it for yourself.
Remind yourself of your awesomeness, your specialness, the fact that you are good at things that other people are not, that you have gifts and talents that the rest of us might not possess. You rock. Embrace it. Give yourself messages that instill confidence…the power lies in you.
Don’t wait for good things to happen, get out and make them happen. If you begin to convince your mind, to condition it with confidence you’ll be in a position to create opportunities.
Be like Napoleon who, when told by his generals the circumstances weren’t right for a battle said, to hell with circumstances, I make my own.
Your greatness lies in your ability to recognize the power of your mind, value it, embrace it, use it.
Picture a successful image of yourself
What often messes up our life is the picture in our head of the way things are…the way we are. You can train yourself to paint new pictures, to seek the joy and appreciation in life instead of waiting for it to come. You can only see and have what you’re looking for and you get, not what you want, but what you think you can have.
The only thing that limits you is your imagination. Don’t just wish for things to be different use the power of your mind, see yourself as being the confident you, the one with unquestioning belief in your ability to carve out a life of your choosing.
Mentally applaud your successes. Only you have the power and ability to bring your dreams to life. You are the originator of your reality.
Choose a good attitude
If you think of yourself as usually lucky you’ll tend to find this to be your truth, just as focusing on your faults and failures and bad luck tends to make these your experiences.
Think of your attitude of mind as a force to be reckoned with and create the habit of seeing yourself as fortunate to be here on this beautiful planet. Feeling grateful at how far you’ve come instead of thinking of how far you have to go puts you into a state of confidence. Someone capable of producing happy and glorious experiences.
Aim high. Don’t measure your future by your past. A new day is dawning, setting up a new pattern of confidence in you. Be willing to experience a new realization of your own power. Your imagination is your greatest asset don’t neglect to use it to produce an abundance of enthusiasm, success and above all the confidence to create.
What aspect of confidence are you struggling with the most right now? We’re all in the same boat..my mind tries to feed me the same BS as yours, which is why I come up with fun ways to get around it and create new habits.
Got your own methods to increase your confidence? Leave a comment and let me know. Remember to share this with your friends.
As always thanks for reading and sharing and commenting. You’re the greatest.
Encourage one another.