Funny Motivational speaker Amy Dee’s blog;
You are at a motivational seminar. The speaker is riveting! You jump to your feet, and fist pump the air, chanting, “I CAN DO THIS!”
Bursting with renewed confidence, you race out of the seminar with books and CDs to maintain the high. At home, you create a vision board while the CD plays to remind you of your unlimited potential. Negative thoughts are fist-pumped away as you repeat, “I CAN DO THIS!”
Your life will change! And it does…
Your dog eats roadkill resulting in a staggering veterinary bill. The laziest co-worker gets your promotion. Despairing, you binge on alcohol, fast food, and QVC until you run out of money and steam.
You awaken bloated, with a golf ball zit on your chin and a maxed-out credit card. The “giant within” has shrunk to a little troll living under a mystical bridge.
Filled with self-loathing, the motivational book glares at you from the coffee table. What happened? How did that glow of power disappear with a couple smelly puffs from the evil luck dragon?
Feelings are fleeting.
A motivational speech or book will only create a temporary high, it can’t create lasting change. Lasting self-confidence comes from pushing through adversities. Confidence builds when you keep the promises you make to yourself.
4 (not-instant) ways to enhance your self-confidence.
1. Create and achieve realistic, challenging goals.
Self-discipline strengthens self-belief and confidence.
2. Celebrate your accomplishments.
Focusing on failure will weaken you. Focusing on your
accomplishments will reinforce your strengths.
3. Stop comparing yourself to others.
You are unique. Focus on becoming the best, only you can be.
4. Be a lifelong learner.
Expose yourself to fresh challenges and experiences. Instead of
viewing challenges as opportunities to achieve or fail, see
them as opportunities to grow and expand your life.
You can’t buy self-confidence from the store or win it in a lottery.
The price of self-confidence is discipline and effort.
The question isn’t whether you can do it.
The question is, will you do it?