Let’s be real… At some time or another, we all have felt a little less confident than normal.
Even the most high-profile people, given certain situations, can feel ‘less than.’ Maybe in the past, you struggled with confidence? Self-confidence may be something that we struggle with minimally at times, but many people have chronic low self-confidence. How can YOUR experience and/or wisdom help? This week, we would like to know, how did/do you summon your confidence? Did you ‘fake it til you made it?’ Do you have a daily ritual or adopted an empowering motto? Do you push your boundaries? How? Share your tools, tips, and techniques with us below.
We asked some of our WU World-Changers how they summon confidence, and we received some really inspiring answers! Read what they had to say, below.
Don’t forget to connect with them each, directly!
“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” – Abraham Maslow
“I have been fascinated by the inner workings of the human psyche for many years; particularly in the realms of spirituality and wellness. I have witnessed many profound healings in clients and peers being made merely by shifting their beliefs while also witnessing those who just cannot seem to let go of their dis-ease, regardless of what they say they want for themselves.
My desire in answering this question is to in some way facilitate a greater connection between your outer and inner world. I find that there are a lot of people out there who are so disconnected from what is going on in their inner world – when a trauma bubbles up through to the surface, they think that something awful is being done to them. When we can stop looking to others for what we feel we lack – we can then find what we have to offer and get back in touch with our own true power – the power within.”
Mindfulness Life Coach and Tarot Card Reader
“Boldly taking action in the face of fear results in confidence. Fear is the big culprit we face. Taking action in spite of the fear is where we gain the trust in our Self that results in the confidence to continue moving forward.
I have a quote (mantra) that I received during an early morning walk that I use when feeling a bit less sure about myself or a situation I am about to enter. “You wouldn’t be inspired to do something if it wasn’t intended to be.” I fully believe this statement and know (trust) that I wouldn’t have received the inspiration to do what it is I am about to do if it wasn’t intended for me. Knowing it is intended I can boldly (confidently) take the steps necessary to achieve whatever it is I have set out to achieve.”
Certified L.I.F.E. Strategist
“I found that not knowing where I ended or where another began energetically, contributed to my lack of confidence. I realized that other people’s projections of how they feel about themselves were being spewed onto me, and I unconsciously was taking this on as my own to heal for them. Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) tend to absorb energy from their environment, whether they are aware of it or not. The key is not to take on the energetic debris from others, either unconsciously or consciously. The importance of setting healthy boundaries and being aware are both important.
Being a lifelong HSP, I realized that I was taking on other’s energy and lack of confidence as my own unconsciously and healing it for those who had projected this onto me. Quite twisted I might add! After my epiphany, I realized that what I was feeling was not my “stuff” to deal with, it was liberating. Once you are aware, it is much easier and more effective to shift and change.”
DNP, Nurse Practitioner, Wellness and Lifestyle Coach, Speaker, and Author
“My personal experience of having very little or sometimes zero self-confidence is what lead me to connect with my true higher self. I reached a point of suffering when I decided to finally let go of my ‘poor little me’ identity, my EGO. The mind-made self, or Ego, thrives on its “separateness,” which often results in someone’s superiority or inferiority, in the case of low self-confidence.
This is not who you really are.
I personally became more aware of my negative thinking and realized that I was not the thinker, but rather, the awareness observing the thinker. By practicing a daily meditation of stilling the mind, an inner peace arose within me and my low self-confidence began to dissolve. I find that by observing your negative thinking more frequently, you begin to dissociate yourself from the ‘poor me’ with low self-confidence.
It also reminds me of the quote: ‘Your mind is a beautiful tool, but an ugly master.’”
Law of Attraction Coach and Energy Healer
“How do I summon my confidence? It is interesting to notice that I don’t. It is there when I am not putting myself down and I am believing in myself. It’s a natural part of who I am, and I have not need to “summon” it at all.
When I believe in my true self – the self that is calm, clear, and capable – then my confidence is with me all the time.”
Holistic Counsellor and a Very Experienced Facilitator of the Work of Byron Katie.
“My best practice for summoning up confidence is to pull back and see the big picture. I think, for myself, I start to find self-doubt if I get caught up in the details and worrying about what others might think.
So, I draw back and see the bigger picture and recognize that’s not what matters; What matters is following my heart and doing what I think is right. I remind myself there are no mistakes, only learning, and experience to be had.”
Life Strategist, Hypnotherapist, and Best-Selling Author
Thank you for joining us for this week’s Insights and Inspirations on how to Summon Confidence. Please join us next Monday for another installment of Insights and Inspirations, where our WU World Changers answer a new question!
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