Self-confidence is an essential trait for each of us to possess as we progress on our journey. As defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, self-confidence is “confidence in
oneself and in one’s powers and abilities.”
If you feel yourself lacking in self-confidence, try one of the exercises below to give yourself a boost.
Visualize Yourself as You Want to Be
Instead of focusing on the worst-case scenario, take time to explore the best-case scenario. Often we create a story in our heads about all of the things that could go
wrong instead of considering all of the things that could go right.
Think positively. If negative thoughts creep into your mind, work to immediately change them into positive thoughts. Transform your negative thought into a positive affirmation
that resonates with you.
Take One Step Towards Your Dream Each Day
Make a conscious effort to take one small action every day that will get you closer to your dream. While you may not see immediate results, you’ll certainly see them further
down the road, as you build momentum.
Set Realistic and Achievable Goals
When setting goals, do not aim for perfection. Many times, perfection paralyzes us and prevents us from moving forward. Break your goals down into smaller, actionable steps
and then follow through with action.
Think Redirection, Not Rejection
Six years ago, I applied for a job that I really wanted. While I was one of the finalists for the position, I ultimately did not get the job. I felt rejected at the moment. But the
reality is that the rejection led me in a new direction towards new experiences. I wasn’t rejected. I was simply redirected.
Focus on Your Strengths
When we focus on our strengths as opposed to weaknesses, we feel more energetic and empowered. We also improve our performance.
Trust, Believe, and Take Action
These four words guide each of my dreams and goals. Trust God and the Process. Believe in God and yourself. Take action every day. You can trust and believe, but if you
don’t take action you won’t be able to achieve results.
Try one or more of these exercises and share your key takeaway with me.