In spite of those areas where you struggle, do you ever look back and acknowledge all that you have done? Taking time to reflect can make all the difference.
Realizing how far I’ve come and how much I can actually accomplish (when I put my mind to it), is always a HUGE confidence booster for me. Just realizing that I have done it, encourages me to try again. (Surely, if I can do it once, I can do it again...right?)
I’m sure it’s no different for you.
To be honest, there’s a lot each and every one of us have done over the past few days, weeks, and even years that we can be proud of.
Yet we often don’t see it.
There always seems to be so much left on the to-do list and to be perfectly honest, the stuff we didn’t do, or the things we failed at often stand out much more than our successes. Can I truly be honest here, when I failed, I often threw in the towel, and didn't want to attempt that task again.
It’s time to change our...
In yesterday’s post, we talked a little about the relationship between courage and self-confidence. One aspect of that was that we can use courage and doing things that scare us a little to boost our feeling of self-worth and confidence. I called it, “The Cycle of Doing the Courageous Thing”. In other words, we can increase self-confidence by being courageous or doing something that takes a little courage more often.
We must begin to see courage as a habit. It’s something that’s completely in our control and a habit we can cultivate. All it takes is a little awareness and the drive to make it happen. We just need to shift our beliefs and put action behind it.
Over the course of this 15 day challenge, it is a great time to do that. If you can take small steps towards courage every single day for the remainder of this challenge, you’ll be well on your way to creating this new positive habit – while building...
Today let’s take a look at the connection between courage and self-confidence. Trust me, there’s an important reason why we’re exploring this idea so early on in the challenge. Take a moment to think back on a time when you were scared to do something but you gathered up your courage and did it anyway.
Maybe it was walking away from a bad situation. Maybe it was working through a problem that seemed impossible at first glance. Maybe it was overcoming a fear of yours, facing it, and coming through ok at the other side. Maybe it was overcoming a big physical or mental challenge like running your first 10K race or acing a big exam. It doesn’t matter what it was, as long as you think of something that took courage to do.
Think about how you felt after you did whatever that courageous thing or act was. It felt pretty amazing, didn’t it?
Maybe you were a bit exhausted from the effort, or relieved that you did make it through to the other side. Mostly though,...
Hello! Welcome to fifteen days of building your courage and increasing your self-confidence. This is a critical topic, especially if we are going to gain momentum in our purpose and God’s plan for our lives.
As we spend the next few days learning and thinking about courage and self-confidence let’s keep our hearts open and our minds focused so we can work through any negative issues that keep us from living a confident life...with courage and boldness.
For the next 15 days, you’ll receive a daily blog post and a daily email. Please take the time to READ THEM. Also, I want you to become an active part of our private online FB community to get additional tips, inspiration, and support. This is a safe space for transparency and honesty. Please be respectful of anything shared…and I’m asking that - what is shared in the private FB group…stays in the FB Group. (LOL)!
Over the course of the fifteen day...