What is confidence?

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One of the books that I read at the beginning of my personal development journey was Feel the Fear & Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers. The learning from this book inspired me to write about what confidence means to me. Here is an excerpt from My Golden Venture E book 

‘When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. When you have fun, you can do amazing things’ Joe Namath

Most of us are scared most of the time. We are afraid of not being good enough, getting it wrong, losing everything. What confident people are skilled at is managing their fear. They accept that fear is a normal emotion and they know that they can handle it.

Confidence is trust in your own ability, believing in your self. Confidence is challenging your doubts and questioning their validity.

“I could never do that..” – act as if you can. This builds up the neural pathways that are needed for that action. You can do it. If you think you can, you can.

 ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’ Susan Jeffers.

 

World Kindness Day

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Kindness

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.’  Eric Hoffer

Kindness is like liquid gold. It smooths, soothes and enriches your relationships. Acts of kindness cost little and pay huge dividends. Whatever you do, do it with kindness. Kindness and gentleness build trust in relationships. If my memories tell me that you treat me kindly I will open my heart to you. If my memories tell me that you treat me harshly I will build walls around my heart to protect me. Hold someone’s heart in your hands with kindness.

Being kind when you feel loving and trusting is easy. Being kind when you feel angry and hurt is a skill. Learn it and you will feel amazing. Kindness is the antidote to blame and criticism. When a relationship is filled with blame and criticism souls are buried alive, when kindness is poured into a relationship souls thrive.

Love is kind. Forgiveness is kind. Treat yourself with kindness.

You deserve kindness in your life so actively seek it out. Look for it, notice it in others, and notice it in your self. Build on it and nurture it.

We can be our harshest critics. Decide today to challenge this – with kindness. For every criticism you give your self, respond with two positive messages.

I treat others kindly by,

  1. ……………………………………….
  2. ……………………………………….
  3. …………………………………………

I treat my self kindly by,

  1. ……………………………………..
  2. ……………………………………..
  3. ……………………………………..

 

‘Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love’ Lao Tzu

From: The Golden Venture – A Journey of Self Development