How are you showing up in your life every day? Sometimes, we can be too much in our comfort zone, and that can affect our life and career. I am not suggesting that we take risks all the time. However, our lack of Confidence can prevent us from taking risks that can propel our life forward.
Many people believe that Confidence is inborn, and that stops them from doing what they want. The good news is Confidence can be strengthened with practice. Just as top athletes train their physical body, they train their Confidence too.
When I was a kid and was watching cricket matches with my Dad, I would hear him say “He is out of form!”. I was confused and asked him what it meant. He replied that “When a player does not play well in one or two matches, he may lose confidence, and then he continues to play poorly in other matches.” My Dad also told me that even the World’s best players sometimes feel out of form.
The same can be true for any of us. We may be cruising well in our life and our career, and then one misstep or a fall, we lose our Confidence and become out of form.
So, how do we get back into the game and in form?
Confidence is like a muscle!
“Confidence comes from discipline and training!” Robert Kiyosaki
We train and practice our Confidence, just as we train our body and mind. One simple strategy I have used whenever I feel a lull in my Confidence is ‘I go back to the basics’. I spend a good 15-30 minutes with myself, reflecting on the following :
“What is important for me?”
“ Who am I being when I feel low in confidence and who do I want to be?”
“Why am I doing this, or what is my life purpose?”
Usually, at the end of it, I do get my answers, and it helps me to stay the course, or I tweak the way I am feeling and doing.
The above strategy is one way of going back to your roots, lifting yourself from there and keeping your focus.