The most important step in building self-confidence is to work on something and get it done. Norman Vincent Peale said, “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”
It’s easy to look at someone brimming with self-confidence and think they must have been born with it, but talk to successful people and you’ll hear otherwise. Confidence doesn’t come before action, it comes after.
Yes, you will face obstacles along the way but they do not have to become road blocks. You are bigger than any fear, stronger than any doubt and your future is completely unwritten.
Let yourself be fully present. It’ll bring you back to a place of acceptance which will help you drop two things that get in the way of action: emotional resistance and over thinking. Once you take a few deep breaths and come back to center, ideas and right actions often seem to flow without much effort.
Do you ever take the necessary action too seriously? That’s a sure fire way to make it seem too big or too difficult. This is when it helps to relax and lighten up. There’s nothing like creating a little mental space to realize that the negative feelings aren’t as real as they seem. It’s a small shift that makes action seem much more manageable.
And remember that while it’s important to have self-confidence, it’s even more important to have spiritual Self-confidence. This kind of confidence comes from an inner grounding in your spirit; a deep conviction that cannot be changed by inner or outer experiences. As you cultivate this quality and let it grow, you can truly transform your life from the inside out.
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