Confidence is major when it comes to being effective, whether it’s in business, in relationships, or even your everyday life. Confidence is a form of currency. In other words, it provides value! You can get what you want by having the confidence to go after it, ask for it AND THEN GET IT! It takes confidence to make that happen.
In this three-part confidence series, I’m going to share some strategies to help get your confidence to the place where you can begin to manifest things in your life that you’ve been holding back on because you lack the confidence to make it happen.
But here’s what I want you to know first. You were created with everything you need to be confident and successful. Everything you need to overcome a lack of confidence in any area of your life is already inside of you and I’m going to share some simple but key things that will cause a shift in you if make these small adjustments.
But, before we get into those key things that you can do to begin increasing your confidence right away, I want to share with you some of the reasons for a lack of confidence in the first place.
The number one reason for a lack of confidence is FEAR! And fear results from one of two things…
- the lack of information, or
- misinformation, the wrong information
Think about it! Although you feel that you don’t have the confidence you need, confidence is already inside you. There is something that you are already doing in your everyday life that you have total confidence in. It could be your job. You were trained to do a specific job, you do it and you’re good at it. So you have confidence in that area and would probably challenge someone who says otherwise. Think about driving a car. You were taught and learned how to drive. Every time you get behind a wheel of a car you are displaying the confidence that you can drive from point A to point B. Why? You have the right information! Information increases your confidence and your confidence increases your value.
Let’s think about the opposite of that— misinformation or bad information. Bad information causes you to lose confidence. When we go through bad experiences in life, we’re often left with bad information and that bad information chips away at your confidence. For example, what if you were repeatedly told that you were dumb or stupid as a child? That’s obviously bad information. So that bad information may cause you to not speak up, ask questions or in engage with other people because you’re afraid that they might think that you’re dumb or stupid. That’s a manifestation of misinformation. And it STOLE your confidence in that area. I don’t know about you but when something is stolen from me, I feel violated and I want to do something about it.
To discover what you can begin to do right away to get your confidence back and begin seeing immediate results, read Three Ways to Increase Your Value with Confidence.