Turning Self Doubt into Confidence

Turning Self Doubt into Confidence

If you have a clear direction in life, and feel ready to move forward, self doubt can be the fastest way to slow you down. If you believe the inner voice of doubt, it can easily rob you of your enthusiasm, bring up fear, and negate all the preparation you’ve done toward achieving your goal. So at some point along your path, it becomes necessary to turn self doubt into confidence.

Confidence is not arrogance, bluster, or posing. It’s grounded quiet assurance. Usually those with natural self-confidence had the good fortune to have grown up in an environment where trying new things was encouraged, and making mistakes was simply considered a normal part of learning, not a sign of failure. Those who lack self confidence usually didn’t have the opportunity early on to receive encouragement, make mistakes, and be encouraged to try again.

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Increase Your Confidence to Improve Your Health

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Increase Your Confidence to Improve Your Health
People who are confident are more inclined to take risks, and are often better equipped to handle challenges. Confident people are likely to try something new because they have the belief that they can use their current skills and abilities and apply them to new areas, making the most of new situations and experiences.

People with confidence are also likely to be people who plan for the future; who think ahead, make small steps necessary to reaching final goals, and who don’t overlook the details of large or long-term objectives. All these attributes together mean that confident people have cultivated methods of focusing their mental energy toward whatever their goal is. In many cases, when a confident person chooses to make their physical health a priority, there is nothing to stop them from succeeding.

Confidence and health go hand in hand. They perpetuate one another, and one leads to the other. The problem can be where to start. It’s easy to say “If my health was better I’d feel better about myself,” but that is a backwards fallacy. The truth is, if you feel good about yourself and have confidence in your own abilities, you will find it easier to set realistic physical goals, and stick with them. In turn, recognizing your achievements along the way will increase your energy level, and your confidence at being able to meet your next goal.

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