Harness the Power of ConfidenceMarch 10, 2015
Confidence is our greatest personal resource. With it, we can face our fears and overcome any obstacles. Without it, we’re destined to fail. If you’ve ever heard your inner voice questioning your talents, your smarts, or your abilities, this month’s newsletter is for you! We’re talking about how to harness the power of confidence.
Words of Inspiration
“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” ~ Henry Ford
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face … we must do that which we think we cannot. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Harness the Power of Confidence
R. Kelly sings about confidence in his song “I Believe I Can Fly”:
“If I can see it, then I can be it,
If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it.”
As the song says, self-confidence is belief in our abilities and ourselves. It’s knowing we can face our fears and handle any situation that comes our way. Confidence is an expectation of a positive outcome, summed up in two words: “I can!”
If you’ve ever struggled with confidence, you know how crippling self-doubt can be. It can keep you from setting goals, taking action, and boldly pursuing your dreams. By harnessing the power of confidence you can make your dreams a reality. Granted, there’s no quick fix or solution. Confidence takes time to develop and grow. The good news is — it’s within your reach!
Assess Your Assets – Start by conducting a self-inventory of your strengths and assets. Take an online assessment like Strength Finders 2.0 or create a list of your talents, your skills and your abilities. Keep a journal, daily or weekly writing down your accomplishments. Keep your list or journal visible and use it as a reminder that you have what it takes. Over time you’ll see your preparation, hard work and talents paying off and your confidence will grow.
Practice Positive Thinking – Once you’ve identified your strengths, learn to recognize and challenge negative self-talk that can erode your confidence. Next time you hear your doubting inner voice, ask yourself:
Then, take that new thought and repeat it to yourself until it naturally replaces the former negative thoughts and becomes your positive “go-to” belief. Apply the power of confidence in your life and you will reap the rewards and feel the satisfaction of belief in yourself!
Tips to Harness the Power of Confidence: Start Today!
Focus on the Future …
At Leap Forward Coaching we have a process to help you harness the power of confidence to maximize your joy and effectiveness in every aspect of your life. Our thoughtful methods help you draw on your inner strength to live your best life!
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