As I’ve suggested at with my work thus far:
Lack of confidence can stem from a lack of understanding concepts or ourselves.
Those sources can be things like affirmations, and writing down goals.
Having confidence and the commitment to follow through can and will change your life around.
I’ve talked at length about some concepts, yet I have purposely glossed over the lack of understanding ourselves. Sure it’s popped up but I haven’t discussed specifically.
I’ve said we need affirmations, goals, and more to do things. But clearly we all work and think differently.
But one of the big things that can lead to us taking action, but also understanding ourselves is developing a mindset. A mindset of confidence.
Over the past several posts the instructions and topics I talked about can help with that. But there can certainly be more.
Now, let’s go over things as a recap.
Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude. — Roy T. Bennett
Mindset matters, particularly what you do to foster your mindset and what your mindset produces.
Fear, doubt, and excuses all stem from our mindset and how we perceive our current reality.
All the same: affirmations, positive reinforcement from others, and positive self-talk will also help see our current reality as well.
But it is entirely up to us on how we wish to perceive the world, ourselves, and the work that we do. All we have to do is let our mindset pay attention to whatever areas we want.
I live a happier life now despite my circumstances because I know I can change them in due time.
All the same I could wallow in depression if I kept putting things off, making excuses, procrastinate and more, like I have been for two years upon deciding to start a business.
So truly, what we say and do does impact us. All the same, it’s understanding these tools I mentioned above that can help in obtaining a mindset that gives us confidence.
I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in. — Roger Clemens
Any person can pick out generic affirmations from any site. Here’s a list of affirmations for you.
But one thing that you may be lacking is these aren’t your affirmations geared towards you.
Much like blanket statements, these can help on a general scale.
But to truly grow is to create specific affirmations for yourself. This will develop your mindset further than ever before.
Perhaps you can use that list as a guide.
From there, mix up the words, make additions in there.
Consider stating your name when you practice.
Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it. — Steve Maraboli
Although we should truly be independent and not rely on others for this, we still can’t deny that we feel great when people say “thank you” or “your work helped me.” We need compliments at times and positive reinforcement and it doesn’t always have to stem from us practicing an affirmation.
Some of it can stem from us placing a standard on ourselves. One thing that I’ve referenced once in the past is this:
“As long as I get one view, my work has meaning.”
This is my standard for my work. True it’s a small thing and isn’t a measure of quality, but that’s the idea. It’s not supposed to be a measure of quality.
It’s a measure to decide whether to continue to press on or not.
How this can give you confidence is over time the more times you pass that requirement, the more you can put belief in your affirmations.
Leadership is a mindset that shifts from being a victim to creating results. Any one of us can demonstrate leadership in our work and within our lives. — Robin S. Sharma
Something that I skirted over at the beginning and I’m bringing it back up now. Although with this one you can associate this again with affirmations and positive reinforcement, positive self-talk is still a bit different.
In this case it’s not necessarily a mantra you are practicing.
I use the self-talk to look at things realistically and to keep myself in check. If I’m making excuses or procrastinating something, I give myself a reason to take action right now.
As mentioned before confidence stems from our ability to take action and if we use this time to come up with a plan and believe in it, it can prompt us to take action.
Look over the past 30 posts one more time and take them to heart. Challenge yourself to bolster your confidence or to find it.
If you are still lost, then I am confident that the next 61 posts will surely help you on some level.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
This post is part of an 3 month writing challenge that I’m committing myself to. Every day for 3 months, I’ll be writing articles with specific criteria in mind. You can learn all about my reasoning as well as what that criteria is right here. This is 30 of 91 of this series.
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