How many times have you told yourself that if you had more confidence, you’d be more successful? Pretty often, right? Here’s something to think about: Confidence is not something you have, it’s something you create. Confidence is nothing more than a sense of power in yourself. It’s the feeling of certainty that you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to. Confidence comes from within, and you can create more at any time.
That’s not to say learning how to be confident will solve all your problems. Everyone has bad days or moments that make them feel terrible. Being confident also doesn’t mean you’re completely sure of yourself at all times. Creating confidence is not about knowing it all; it’s about trusting that no matter what happens in a particular situation, you’ll be able to handle and learn from the outcome.
The desire to be confident in yourself means a willingness to change your state. Your state is essentially your mood at any given time of day. Your mood is influenced by how you feel about yourself at that point in time – if you are constantly doubting your ability to do something, then you won’t believe you can do it. Confidence draws from a powerful sense of self-belief. If you’ve been drowning yourself in negative thoughts, confidence is not going to come easily.
The good news is you can change your state at any moment in time, no matter what’s going on around you, as long as you know how to do it. There are three tactics that I want to share from the inspirational personal development guru Tony Robbins that will enable you to be confident in yourself.
Wishing you a confident and awesome March.