Welcome back if you read the first post on confidence. If not, it’s worth looking at the previous post to put this one into context.
The headline today is a ridiculously simple one… But it’s true and it works! It seems you can choose confidence.
I’m not saying that its the very last word on the subject. I’m not in the ultra-success, ‘saying it makes it real’ camp, but choosing to adopt a more confident stance rather than accepting and allowing those feelings of lack of confidence to persist, definitely makes a difference.
I think the most important first step is to recognise situations in which we feel lacking in confidence and, rather than allowing those negative and constricting thoughts and feelings to overwhelm and control us, make a conscious choice to fight them. It’s like setting out on a journey to visit friends in a different city. We must first commit to leaving where we are and heading off in the right direction.
This is such a complex and challenging situation. If becoming super-confident was as easy as 1-2-3 then we’d all have it mastered already. Having said that, once we’ve made the choice to work on overcoming our fears, insecurities and feelings of inferiority, there are many things we can do to help that process. One key tool in the box is to develop ourselves in the area where we lack confidence. More on that in the next post.