I love life! We have so many choices, we can choose to surround ourselves with the right people who have a positive influence in our lives or people that drain us and do not complement our lives, choices about how we choose to experience our life, good or bad, healthy or unhealthy, violent or kind, happy or sad, conform or not.
These choices do not have to come from what you believe “your position” in life may be, whatever your life situation is currently in work or personal you can choose to change your actions – if you want to… Our mind is an extremely powerful machine that can be managed in a positive way or you can manage you in a negative way. You have the power within to control how your mind operates.
For example choosing to feel confidence over doubt, confidence about who you are, what you are capable of, what you know you can be…
What you are projecting to others is what you are feeling, you can choose to change that at any time, as Muhammad Ali Jannah said “I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.”
A lot of human beings are captivated with negativity, we know our perceived weaknesses, probably play them out in our head on a regular basis! What about our strengths and all the things we do right or are good at?
How much more can you choose to give yourself? Instead of feeling “not good enough” at something flip it to “feeling” as if you are already a success, expect success to come to you i.e. be confident even if you are not feeling it. Model someone you perceive to be a “success.” Let go of feeling fearful and critical of your own self.
When you stop and look at all the things you do have to be grateful for, you notice that there are actually many, however big or small… focus on what’s going right and not what’s wrong – focus on all the good things in your life, all that you have achieved and the wins you have had with your work and personal life, don’t dwell on negative stuff that will always be there!
By listening to your inner self – not letting your mind second guess your inner intuition (yes you have it!) follow that and see what happens. Take a risk … be bold this will show you how much you’re capable off… otherwise you’ll never know how much you can handle vs undervaluing what you can really do! Get outside of your comfort zone, you will soon feel more capable, confident and ready to take charge more often.
So smile, exude confidence the old fashioned way, shoulders back, and head up!