The secret to gaining the confidence necessary to achieve your goals and dreams comes down to a simple process. The basis and foundation starts with believing in yourself. When you believe that you can do it, magic happens. Your goals and desires are achievable but it boils down to believing in yourself and that what you want is yours to have.
The process is simple. Think of it as a ladder. The first step is believing in yourself. Know that you are powerful, smart and intelligent. Believe you are that and more. Act and speak with confidence and a positive attitude.
The next rung on the ladder is your intent. What is it that you want? Choose and decide what you want to accomplish. Don't be afraid to dream big. But, you must believe that what you want is attainable. Get specific as to your desires. Writing your goals and dreams on paper, solidifies what you want to accomplish.
Now for the next step. What action do you need to take to start the process? Everything you want to accomplish requires an action, even a simple task. Put the work in and believe it will happen.
The last rung on the ladder is to LET GO! Jump off and know that ii is yours.
But you ask? How do I get the confidence to believe in myself and my dreams? You need to retrain your brain. Our minds have over 50,000 thoughts a day and 70% of those are negative or unhappy thoughts. Science has shown that traits such as confidence, happiness, leadership and communication, once thought to be innate, are indeed trainable traits. We can actually become better at something and happier with practice.
Neuroplasticity, means that the brain acts like plastic. It can be rewired and retrained with practice. Old patterns and habits can be broken and new ones created. Retraining your brain requires that you create a new neural pathway. Every time that you try something new, a new neural connection is made which creates new pathways. Each new pathway can build a new habit, but it requires practice.
If you want to build confidence, tell yourself each day that you can do it. Couple your verbal talk with journal writing. Every day write 3-5 positive statements about yourself. “I am powerful” “I am smart” "I am a great athlete" or whatever it is you want to achieve. Do actions that match your statements. Eventually your positive talk and affirmations will create new pathways in your brain. Belief and confidence in yourself will build.
Whether you want to build confidence, become happier or accomplish a goal, you must first believe that you can do it. Learning to rewire new pathways and connections in your brain, will help you to achieve goals and dreams.
Please comment and let me know what your new goal. And how you plan to rewire new pathways.