4 posts tagged confidence

Gaining Confidence

The Gradual Process of Gaining Confidence

Being hard on ourselves and others, we often assert that we either have confidence—or we don't. Yet gaining confidence is a gradual process. It is only with practice that we learn to handle our affairs with proficiency and ease. Through practice, we learn to trust ourselves and our decisions, developing our self-assurance. Inherent within us, our self-assurance is not a momentary—nor set—thing. Rather it grows as our confidence expands, as we skillfully handle life's challenges. Only ...

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What You’re Capable Of

You are well equipped to face whatever challenges are placed in your path. In all ways. Whether you see them or not, you have been provided with an abundance of resources to draw upon. Whatever your objective, if you can trust that you have the resources to handle it, you'll find yourself responding capably when challenges present themselves. Trusting your resilience, you'll find yourself naturally employing your resources effectively and efficiently. Your challenges, whatever ...

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It’s Not What Happens, It’s How You Handle It

Life happens... Things you can't control... People you can't avoid... Stuff happens just beyond your reach, and it affects you. I used to think it was my responsibility to control the things that happened in Life. I strived to minimize the bad and to maximize the good. I watched and I stood prepared. I let in only what passed my vigorous tests. As Life continued, and continued to happen, I began to see the illusion of control I felt I had. Despite my best efforts, I could not manage ...

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Don’t Know How

Is there a way to know how to do something without first doing it? Can I know how to play the piano without first playing it? Can I possibly, truly know how to do anything without having done it first? I need practice. I need to learn how to do the thing I desire. I need to do it, to know it. I need to make mistakes. I don't know how. I've never done this before. I have to practice, and I have to allow for the mistakes I'll make while I learn. It feels fair to provide myself ...

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