“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
– A.A. Milne
When I saw this quote, it spoke to my spirit. There are many times when we don’t give ourselves enough credit. At times we compare ourselves to other people or compare our successes to the successes of others. I am going to let you in on a little secret:
Not one person got to where they are in life the exact same way as another person. I do not care if they are parent and child, brother and sister or twins. Everyone’s journey is completely different!
With that being said, I am going to present you with a few ways to build confidence while acknowledging your successes.
1 | CARE A LITTLE LESS
Disclaimer: I am not asking you to go out into the word and become a complete savage. That’s not the message in this case. Read this with an open mind.
Have you ever had someone mention something about your looks, beliefs, or work ethic, etc. and you know that they are completely wrong in their assumptions because they do not know you? Yet…what they said still bothers you. Take what they have to say with a grain of salt! If you are trying your hardest and you make the effort to continuously better yourself, then that’s is what you continue to do. Do not switch up what you are doing just because someone makes a side comment. Do not think that you are less attractive because of something that a rude person said. You have to build your own foundation to stand on. Own your journey. Own your process. Stay Beautiful!
2 | HAVE POWER BEHIND YOUR MESSAGE!
I am a firm believer in speaking positive affirmations into your life. I spoke about this back in October of last year via Instagram. I will leave the link to that post here. What reintroduced this process to mind was a video that I watched via Hollywood Unlocked. This particular interview featured Meagan Good. At the time, Jason Lee was speaking about DeVon Franklin. The advice that DeVon gave Jason when he was developing a project was, “Figure out what your message is because these words are going to have power.” I was sold, and he was so right. This can also apply to everyday life.
Have you ever been set on doing something in your life or working on something that is close to your heart and an outsider asks you, “Why are you doing this?” Have you always had a legitimate reason to give them? Everyone has had that moment when they just don’t know or their message isn’t exactly clear. Know your message. Know your purpose. Know your platform. There is an abundance of beauty in showing passion for something and knowing exactly what your message/purpose is. Allow yourself to take a step back and think on your message, and once you have that set in your mind, stick with it. You will be confident in sharing your purpose with the world when your foundation is strong.
If you want to watch that Hollywood Unlocked interview click here! The mentioned portion starts at 14:37.
3 | USE THE POWER OF THE LETTER “I”!
You believe what you speak into yourself. Think about it. Whenever you say, “I feel…”, “I am…”, “I can’t…”, you speak that existence into yourself. Use that in a positive way. This will build your confidence like no other! Build that confidence within yourself using powerful statements.
Example: Did you just finish a major project that pushed your limits? Acknowledge your success and say, “I am hard working, and I am creative.” Believe the words that you are speaking into yourself.
It has been a proven fact that saying these positive words into a mirror helps boost your confidence. Find the biggest and brightest mirror that you have. Speak those positive words into your life. Make this a daily practice. Remember it takes a minimum of 21 days to form a habit. Add this great one into the mix!
I BELIEVE IN YOU!
Comment below and share with me! What are you working on? What is your statement of purpose? What accomplishment would you like to acknowledge more? Let me know!
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