Don’t let self-doubt keep you from your goals
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit ~ E.E. Cummings
When you place value on who you are and what you do your self-esteem will skyrocket. Here are a couple of quick tips to help you step boldly in confidence:
- Recognize negative inner thoughts. Confidence begins with a positive self-image. What you think of yourself affects how you feel. And how you act. So get rid of your inner critic and replace her with an inner cheering section.
- Easier said than done, you say? Not really. To turn negative self-thoughts positive, take stock of your qualities and achievements. Give yourself more credit and make it a habit.
- Let go of pessimistic people who drag you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic friends who can build you up.
- Seek structured support groups through church, classes, volunteer work. These formal settings will make you feel more capable.
How about those you lead?
You may have your thoughts and relationships in alignment with your goals. Your confidence in your abilities and accomplishments may solid. What would it take to look at those who work with and for you? Offer recognition, encouragement, and support in healthy ways. It works wonders!
Give your confidence a boost with these simple changes. Better yet, help someone else become confident. Go ahead, you can do it!