Whether it’s starting a business, meeting the person of your dreams or accelerating your career, you first need to believe that this is possible.
I have heard people blame social media, magazines, their partners, parents or bosses for their lack of confidence, however there’s no one more to blame, than ourselves.
The Collins dictionary defines self-doubt as “a lack of confidence in yourself and your abilities”. When we lack confidence, we are in fact just listening to our own negative, internal dialogue that we are incapable of doing what we have planned to do.
A simple technique to help you regain confidence in your abilities, is to:
- Think about a time, when you managed a situation extremely well.
- Describe, how you felt in this situation?
- Did you stand differently?
- Did you breathe differently?
- And, try to remember your frame of mind at the time.
Recalling this information as vividly as you can, can serve to remind you how it feels to be successful at any time, and ensure that you have positive, mental tools to visualise a repeat performance at any point in the future.
Remember that ‘when there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm’ (African proverb).
If you would like to improve your confidence, please contact me.