One day my spiritual teacher told me that the next steps in my journey were to build faith in myself equal to my faith in God.
Kind of big shoes to fill.
She didn’t mean that I had to BE as good as God. Only, that I had to trust myself exactly like I am. Right now.
That was a pretty big task because I beat myself up about everything. No matter what it was, I always seemed to fall short. What I didn’t realize was that my expectations were out of whack. I expected myself to be better than perfect.
When you feel invisible, or that you are not good enough, or misunderstood, it’s usually a reflection of who you see yourself to be. This certainly was the case for me. I had no self-confidence. And I walked through the world seeing everything through the eyes of “me not being good enough.”
On the outside I look pretty confident, right? Well…I am getting better, I feel comfortable in my skin most of the time these days, but in the past? Geesh! I looked totally different on the outside than I felt on the inside where I was thinking:
“Nobody likes me. No-one notices me. Nobody seems to care.”
I didn’t think I deserved to be noticed or liked or cared about. As you can imagine, or maybe you know from personal experience, that didn’t feel very good. And I came to a point where I couldn’t stand feeling this way. So I took my teacher’s advice.
I worked on trusting myself.
Realizing that I could do something about how bad I felt, rather than passively hope people changed around me, I committed to it.
I had to build my self-confidence from the ground up. And so I became very disciplined in doing what I will show you on this video.
How to Build Self-Confidence
You are more amazing than you think.
#Trustme. You are skilled and a survivor. You are capable. I wish for you to see that!
The best way to build your confidence is to practice. Practice something doable everyday and you will see yourself shining brighter and brighter. Your anxiety will top down, down, down!
What are you going to commit to practicing to build your self-confidence?
Read this article, too! The Four Cornerstones of High Self-Confidence