Ever stop to wonder how confident you are? Really, pause and think about it. How many times a day do you find yourself hesitating from going first, suffering from self-doubt or trying something new? How often to you walk into your next meeting, appointment or interview and totally “Crush It.” If we are totally honest, each of us has a voice that whispers: “Yeah but am I good enough?”
As a young child, we somehow have a total fearless abandon that evaporates over time. What is the cause? It’s all about what people say and how we feel when they say it.
Thinking about your past, were you awkward in class fearing that your answers might get met with laughter? Were your friends supportive or did you feel like they might have been talking behind your back… or worse posting about you on social media. Maybe you played sports and a coach yelled a lot and, even when you really gave everything you had, it was never enough.
All those negative feels – well they pretty much latch into your brain. Regardless of your age, those etchings that made you believe who you can’t be, or shouldn’t try are still in the background of every choice you make. Those voices can hinder you from really blooming into the full-on you.
Enough negative stuff – now it is time to kick start positive feels!
Try These 3 Things To Boost Your Confidence:
1. Don’t believe what you hear – When the loud speaker in your brain starts casting a shadow, tell yourself “I am good enough,” and adopt the Stuart Smalley positive affirmations!
2. Get your sweat on – Even if you catch yourself thinking “I don’t have time…I can’t work out.” So many studies point to movement increasing endorphins, and if you get up and move, your brain will kick start you into confidence mode.
3. Be Kind – Living with a generous heart and attitude will carry you far. Whenever you start feeling bad, do one act of random kindness and you really will feel a rush of happiness. When the other person smiles at you? You feel empowered to make things happen.
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Most of all, remember you are totally awesome just the way you are!