Our confidence is extremely important in life. When we have confidence, we are sure to be successful. On the other hand, when we suffer from a lack of confidence our opportunities will be extremely limited. The reason for this is the fact that our confidence levels serve as our foundations and our sources of strength.
I am sure that everyone has experienced a time in their life when their confidence was damaged, including you. Think about how you felt on that occasion. It didn’t feel good did it? Were you able to bounce right back and regain your confidence or did you let it get to you and further damage your level of confidence?
I would like to share with you a brief story about a friend who struggled with their confidence at one time. We will refer to this friend as Bob for privacy reasons.
My friend Bob was offered a promotion at his job. His wife was excited over the fact that they would have more money to provide for their children and that they would no longer have to live from check to check. The only problem was the fact that Bob had low confidence and he was unsure of his ability to perform the duties that the promotion would entail.
Bob ended up turning down the promotion in the beginning because he did not have the courage to move forward and embark on new opportunities. Needless to say, Bob’s wife was not impressed!
It seemed that the bills just kept piling up and Bob didn’t know what to do. He asked me one day for some advice. I asked him about his promotion and he told me about turning it down and why he did it. I couldn’t believe it, this was a person who was more than qualified for a position and they turned it down because they didn’t believe in themselves.
I explained to Bob that his lack of confidence was getting in the way of his life. He then told me about how a recent string of events was responsible for his lack of confidence. It was at this time that I explained to him that sometimes you just have to take things for a grain of salt. I also told Bob about a few of the confidence boosting techniques I practice myself from time to time. He began practicing the techniques and listening to my advice and it was not long before Bob’s life got a lot better. Luckily the offer for the promotion was still on the table and Bob jumped at the offer! He now has a much nicer house, his relationship is doing much better, and he now knows what true abundance is.
We are all human beings and therefore our confidence is vulnerable to the opinions of others and ourselves. We will make mistakes in life, the important thing is that we are able to learn from our mistakes and not let it destroy our confidence in ourselves.
Without confidence, success will be nothing more than just a light far off in the distance of darkness. It does not matter what skill sets you have or the people you know, what matters is your level of belief in yourself.
The worst part about a lack of confidence is the fact that it will cause us to shut our own doors of opportunity. There will be no one to blame or point fingers at, the blame will be on ourselves.
The good news is that low confidence can be boosted. You can create a super belief system in yourself and you can take your confidence levels to the extreme! One method I find to be extremely effective when it comes to boosting my confidence levels is using positive affirmations. Affirmations are simple to do and will not require a great deal of your time. Simply stand on front of a mirror and look yourself in the eye while you say positive statements to yourself. One affirmation you may want to consider trying is “I believe in myself and I know I can do it”. I know this may feel a bit awkward at first but it will be effective.
It is important that you learn how to build confidence within yourself and that you do not try and seek it out from other people. While it may boost our confidence from time to time to get compliments from others, we still need to be able to boost our confidence on our own.
Your life can be flooded with unlimited opportunities. The first step on your journey to success is learning how to be more confident. The power is within you to accomplish anything, you just have to unleash it! Unleash your confidence and begin living the successful life that you are meant to.
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