Start by looking back and seeing how far you’ve come. 👀
I don’t know about you but for me, realizing how far I’ve come and how much I can actually accomplish when I put my mind to it, is always a HUGE confidence booster for me.
To be honest, there’s a lot each and every one of us has done over the past few days, weeks, and even years that we can be pleased with. Yet we often don’t see it.
Instead, we focus on all the stuff we didn’t do and all the stuff there still is to do, and even the stuff we failed at takes precedence!
If we want to boost our confidence, it’s time to change our perspective and focus on the wins and how far we’ve come already.
IT’S TIME TO FOCUS ON YOUR SUCCESSES AND NOT YOUR FAILURES.
Here’s great confidence hack for you….stop looking at your failures as failures, and start seeing them as EXPERIENCE. As long as you learn from them, they are NOT failures.
Reflection and Gratitude 🙏🏽
The simplest way to make sure you see and notice what you’ve accomplished and how far you’ve come is to get in the habit of spending a few minutes either in the morning or right before bed for reflection and gratitude.
I personally do this every morning as I spend focused time with the Lord.
When you wake up in the morning, before you jump out of bed, while you’re drinking that first cup of coffee, or even while you’re taking your shower, think about what you’ve accomplished and what you’re grateful for. Thank the Lord for all the little things, as well as the big things. There is ALWAYS something to be thankful for.
Thank Him for those things that are easy to take for granted – your cup of coffee, the warm bed you just got out of, the water in your taps etc.
I like this as a morning habit because it sets a positive and confident tone for the whole day ahead. If that doesn’t work for you, try it at night, before you fall asleep.
Make it a daily habit and watch your confidence grow.
Journaling and Habit Trackers 📔
If you’re the type of person who needs to see it in black and white to believe it, give journaling a try. Spend a few minutes each day writing down your wins.
If you’re trying to establish better habits, try a habit tracker. You basically set up a grid with the habits you want to establish and little check boxes next to them. Grid paper and excel spreadsheets work well for this.
Then, as you complete your habit for the day, you get to check it off. It can be very motivating to see a month’s worth of little check marks on your habit tracker.
With the journal, make it a point to go back and review your wins on a regular basis and of course whenever you need a little boost of self-esteem and confidence. Look online for plenty of journaling and habit tracker ideas. Give the ones that look good a try and come up with a system that works for you.
Your Own Personal Cheerleader 💃
Last but not least, consider getting your own personal cheerleader.
No, I’m not suggesting you hire a person with pompoms to follow you around everywhere!
Instead, find a good friend or trusted family member who’s encouraging already and ask them to cheer you on.
Get into the habit of giving them a call whenever you’re feeling low, or don’t want to do something, so they can encourage you and cheer you on to give you that boost of confidence to do what you need to do.
Of course, they can also help you by pointing out how much you’ve accomplished already!
It’s also worth considering a Coach for this. A Coach, by profession, is already going to be cheering you on as part of the coaching journey, encouraging you out of your comfort zone, and getting you to see things from a healthier perspective, along with giving you the tools and resources you need to get from where you are to where you want to be. ❤️