Be grateful for what you have. Find a way to feel gratitude for the good parts of your life and the not-so-good parts too. It helps you get out of the “I do not have enough.”/”I am not good enough rut”. When you feel unworthy, your confidence takes a hit.
How can you be grateful when your life is falling apart?
I recently spoke at an event about looking for and accepting the gifts we receive every day. I talked about how jealous I was, when I was in the rehabilitation hospital, of the paraplegics who could be self-reliant until I realized there were other patients on ventilators who were jealous of the fact that I could breathe without a machine. I was able to be grateful that I could still hold my baby even if I could not get myself out of bed.
Take two minutes each morning to write down what you have to be grateful for going in to the day. Find gratitude in small things and big ones. Sometimes you can only be grateful that you woke up without hitting the snooze button today. Take two minutes each evening to write down what you are grateful for that happened during the day. Sometimes you can only be grateful that you did not have an automobile accident going to or from work today.
Get a journal to write your grateful thoughts in and after doing this exercise for a while you will notice that your list builds from one or two each morning and evening to three or four each morning and evening. Your list will eventually build to ten or more each morning and evening and you will find yourself noticing what makes you grateful as it happens during the day.
Review your journal from time to time so you can see how far you have progressed.
WARNING - Because you are focusing on the good aspects of your life you will start to feel better about yourself AND you will find yourself exhibiting more confidence. Self-confidence is a side effect worth having!
The more you become accustomed to feeling confidence, the easier it becomes to tap into. You can develop confidence and use it when you need it most. Confidence in yourself and your strengths, skills and abilities can reside in every area of your personal and professional life.
Until next time…
Have a great day,
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