Saturday, April 14, 2012

More thoughts on self confidence

As we get older and we try something new and it does not work we tend to think I took a chance and “failed, " when we were younger we took a chance, failed, got up off the floor and took another step, until we were walking.

We did not judge oursleves. A secret to self-confidence is to not judge yourself. Instead, look at the action you took and honor yourself for being brave enough to take it! That is what really counts!

Self-confidence comes from walking through our fears. Every time we walk through a fear, no matter, how small – we build our self-confidence.

We have to go back to a time in our life when we were not held back by fear. Watching my grandson, as he tries to walk, or tries new things, I am reminded that we have a need to overcome fear to grow.

Decide that you will do it, no matter what. It doesn’t even matter if you do it well. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t work out for you. The only thing that matters is that you step through your fear and do it. So many times we criticize ourselves for our perceived failures. Remember that as an infant, you did not criticize yourself, you just did it (no matter what it was).

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