Confidence is a word we hear a lot. Whatever you are right now in your life, in your career, love life, confidence is essential to convince, be respected, live in harmony with others and feel comfortable in your own skin. But what is the core, the source of your confidence ?
There are four keys to unlock your confidence and cultivate it no matter what.
1. Knowing Yourself. Yes, know your strengths, weaknesses, your improvement areas. Your triggers, your values are fundamental to build your confidence. When you know that you ‘re good at something, you feel, think and act confidently.
2. Consistently Practice Self Love. I cannot emphasise enough how Self Love is vital to feel balanced and confident. Honestly, this is one of the first step to accomplish mentally (your ego is going to say : what the hell is going on !??), physically ( your ego is in the stage to be drama queen…) and emotionally (your ego is in the stratosphere right now! I know !). But let me tell you, managing the life crisis of your ego is normal, is even good sign … Why? because the ego is here to protect you, keep you in a comfort zone and when drama, comparison, overanalysing or excuses are coming up at light speed, you know that you are on the path to LOVE yourself, this time for GOOD. Self Love is an ongoing practice, more you will make it familiar to your mind, less your ego will intervene but first, you have to face your ego drama queen. You can do it.
3. Your Motivation. What is the source of your motivation ? Is it to be happy, enjoy your life, being healthy or be comfortable in your own skin ? The core of your motivation is the purpose behind all your acts. The challenge is to keep yourself aligned with your purpose. Are you doing a self check ? A kind of review of where you are right now to reach your desires ? Just do it and cross-correct (if necessary), don’t judge yourself (we are human beings, not perfectionists!), just make another choice, this time a more conscious choice. This exercise is excellent to step back and empower yourself and keep going in the right direction.
4. Continuous Learning. When you are still eager to learn, keep your mind open to new possibilities, think differently, you are inherently building your confidence as an individual because you are learning daily. You are expanding your ability to think, create and THIS my friends is invaluable. It’s not being arrogant, it’s being knowledgeable to continuously grow. Knowledge is power. Power to fuel your confidence positively.
Give a try this week to use one of these keys and tell me the results. Your confidence will reach the sky!