Create a mindset for happiness.
Before you keep reading, think about this, “I feel the most confident when ________________.” What is the one thing that you do without reservation in your belief that you can do it and do it well?
I want to talk about how to boost your self confidence. I’m speaking from experience when I say you can learn to be self confident and when you do, you can’t imagine why you weren’t more confident all along.
Try this, say, out loud, “I am confident in myself.” Did it feel natural to say those words? Did it feel sincere? Was there an uncomfortable feeling?
Self-confidence is that little voice inside your head that tells you I am good enough and speaks to the value we place on who we are.
You can cultivate and nurture self-confidence. With practice you can change your perspective of how you see and feel about yourself which, in turn, changes your outlook on life and how you present yourself to others.
Begin to boost your confidence with these tips:
Use the power of affirmations. With a single purpose of changing one’s thoughts, self-affirmations can strengthen and reinforce how you feel about yourself. Say them often and with conviction. Try these to get you started:
- I am confident in my ability to do whatever I set my mind to.
- I acknowledge my strengths.
- I values who I am.
- I believe in myself.
- There is no limit to what I can accomplish.
Take action in spite of your fears. Stop making decisions out of fear. Take a deep breath and move forward with a no fail mindset and an expectation of positive outcomes.
Accept compliments. Believe in yourself enough to not down play the kind words and to comfortably say, thank you. Compliments are wonderful gifts and we should own them.
Celebrate successes no matter how small. Sometimes we get lost in accomplishing a goal we lose sight of the accomplishments along the way. Ironically, it’s the small often ignored accomplishments along the way that get us to the goal in the end.
Be aware of and focus on your strengths. Your imperfections don’t define who you are.
Give it time. Remember that change takes time especially if you’re changing a long time engrained mindset. Keep taking steps to create self-confidence. You will get there.
Embrace who you are and believe in yourself and a whole new world full of opportunity and promise becomes open to you.
So, I feel the most confident being a mom. From the moment I found out I was pregnant there wasn’t even the slightest bit of doubt. You see, failure wasn’t an option. With being a parent that word wasn’t in my vocabulary. Giving in to fear of not being a good parent wasn’t a choice.
I made mistakes and those mistakes were owned, accepted and I moved on. Seriously wish that were the case in other aspects of my life. Having total 100% confidence didn’t (and doesn’t) allow me to dwell on the mistakes and focus on anything negative when it comes to being a mom.
Did you guess right?
I would love to chat:
What makes you feel the most confident? What can you change in your life that is a confidence crusher?
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