Confidence is kind of weird thing huh? Sometimes it feels like one day we're on top of the world, and the next we're not so sure that our roots are deep enough in the soil to weather the storm.
I'm highly suspicious, that no matter how confident you think a person is, that same person still struggles with their confidence going in and out at times.
For example, I've been told a lot in the last handful of years in my life, that I seem like a very confident person. And for the most part, I think that's true. You have to be confident and believe in yourself to go out and create something to work for yourself. BUT, I too sometimes struggle with my own confidence.
I understand what it feels like to be inside your own head asking questions like...
"Am I good enough?"
"Do people really value me?"
"Am I really making an impact?"
I started doing this self exercise only a couple months ago that really helps redirect my focus on where I'm trying to go. It's helped a lot and I do this daily, whether it's on days where my confidence is either high and days when it's low too. On days that it is high, it helps reassure that I'm capable of achieving my goals. On days that it's low, it helps bring up my confidence to where it needs to be.
So what is this little exercise I've been doing?
It's very easy to use, and anybody who has a goal or who is working on something can use it.
All I do is say in my head... "I am a _______ Coach"
I fill that blank space in with the specific goal that I'm trying to achieve.
That's it, and it has really done wonders on directing and redirecting my confidence. I practice this daily so that I don't lose focus on just my goal, but always where my mindset is.
I'm not a fan of the Fake It Till You Make It ideology, but I'm a fan of practice and prepare for you are working to become.
I wanted to share this with you in this Lifestyle Blog, in case you feel like you need a little trick to help with some confidence building or just redirecting your mindset.
Just say, "I am a (Insert Goal) (Title/Position/Person)" on a daily basis, and watch how you feel after you tell yourself this!