What a powerful thing to say or even think about. You mean to tell me that if I change the way I think about something, it will change it? That if I change my mindset, it can potentially change my whole life? YESSSS, my friend. It can.
Listen, even the greatest leaders in the world have lack of self-confidence at certain points in their lives. Self-confidence is not a quality that you have, and that’s it, it stays forever. Self-confidence is a type of mindset that takes a lot of effort to maintain, specially when things get tough.
Some of the things that you can try to help you work on this mindset are:
Stop focusing on the negative and only allow positive energy in your life. If you think positive, positive things will come to you. Avoid the negative self-talk that can make you feel less confident. Smile, be happy and Surround yourself with positive people. This will help you feel better and those around you.
Learn how to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Learn how to be aware of your self talk, the thoughts you have about yourself and the things that you are doing. If you are doing something and suddenly a negative thought pops in your head, KILL IT, then replace it with a positive one. This goes hand in hand with last week’s post about Daily Affirmations.
Take time to be thankful and grateful for the things in your life. Keeping a journal to write these down is also extremely helpful. It will help you develop a confident and peaceful state of mind.
Act on it. Its one thing to think positively, but it is another when you actually put those thoughts into action. Have you heard of something like, “fake it ’til you make it”? This is what they mean by it. You have to act as if you have already achieved what you so deeply desire. So if what you really want is to be confident, then act like a confident person. Present yourself in a way that tell people you are ready to master any situation. If you look confident and act like it, not only will you feel like you’re in control, but people will have more confidence in you as well.
Dress the part. When you look better, you feel better. If you wear something that looks good and makes you feel good, it will automatically increase your self-esteem. Make sure to also speak with confidence. Fix your posture, stand tall and straight. This is such a simple thing, but it makes a huge difference in how people see you.
Practice being self-confident on a daily basis and you’ll see how soon it will become second nature. Inaction only brings doubt and fear, while action brings confidence and courage.
You are what you think and do, so if you change your thoughts and actions to positive ones, you will become more positive. Put the right energy into your actions.
Changing your mindset is not easy, but it is one of the most powerful things you can do. First you need to learn to recognize your negative mindset and from there you will be empowered to make the necessary changes to start seeking out positive. If you do this, it can turn your entire life around.
Until next time my cuties!
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Personal Development Book recommendations to help you grow your confidence:
Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
The Power of Positive Thinking