3 Ways to Feel Confident + 10 Self Confidence Affirmations = Take Courageous Action No Matter What
Do you have a dream you’d love to pursue, but fear is holding you back?
Some people mistakenly think confidence is the absence of fear. But the truth is we all experience fear. Even highly successful people feel fear regularly!
But, one of the most powerful traits that successful people have is the ability to respond confidently despite their fear. Their desire to achieve their dream becomes greater than the fear that comes with the challenges of achieving it.
The key to boosting your confidence isn’t eliminating fear – it’s to shift your relationship with fear!
The Brave Thinking Mindset
You can shift your relationship to fear with what I call “brave thinking.” A brave thinking mindset can help you embody self confidence, quickly and easily, even when you’re feeling afraid.
BRAVE THINKING STEP #1: Acknowledge the power within you
You are a spiritual being having a physical experience in a human body. The part of you that is quintessentially you is comprised of the Infinite.
There is a power in you that is greater than any circumstance, situation or condition you will ever find yourself in. Including the moments and situations in which you feel fear!
Understanding this power can help you practice a powerful technique for re-patterning the thoughts creating feelings of fear.
I call this “notice what you’re noticing.” You can pause at any moment to notice your thoughts and then stop them in their tracks if they aren’t serving your greater good.
For instance, when you move to take bold action toward your dreams, you may find yourself thinking, “I am afraid”. You can feed this thought. Or, you can pause and reframe the thought to something that supports your dreams, like, “PART of me is afraid right now.”
When you reframe your thoughts, you refuse to give authority to the contractive feeling or thought.
Remember, we are never denying a fear, we are simply denying its power over us. And when we accept that fear has no power over us other than the power we give it, our self confidence can naturally flourish.
BRAVE THINKING STEP #2: Focus on what you’d love
When we build our dreams, we can easily get caught up in “what if’s”.
But when we stand back and ask ourselves sincerely, “What would I love to be, do, have, or give in this world?”, we are thinking expansively.
Prioritizing pursuits that give us life help us naturally rise above fear.
Coming from this mindset, we can build confidence through the feeling of being thrilled to be pursuing what we love. By pursuing what we love, we naturally rise the frequency of self love and self confidence. It becomes easier to operate as our best selves!
Practice reframing the feeling of fear as a feeling of anticipation and excitement. Fear can be a sign that new and bigger things are coming, not as a sign to stop moving forward!
BRAVE THINKING STEP #3: Have a partner in believing
Having a partner in believing is one of the best ways to increase your self confidence in the face of fear.
A partner in believing is someone who is your advocate in building your dreams. Someone who will hold you accountable and help you practice brave thinking, even when it feels challenging.
A good partner in believing is someone you can call or meet up with when you’re feeling fear. This is a person who can remind you of the power within you.
A partner in believing will have faith and confidence in you even in the moments when you don’t. They can help steer you back to empowering, expansive mindsets.
Self Confidence Positive Affirmations
Practicing brave thinking for the development of self confidence is more effective if we can quickly and easily re-focus. These affirmations for confidence can help you overcome negative self talk when fear does come up.
Use these affirmations as daily affirmations to boost your confidence every single day…
Or use them on the spot when feelings of fear come up for you.
- “I believe in myself, my abilities, and skills.”
- “I am worthy of love, respect, and success.”
- “I am confident in my unique qualities and strengths.”
- “I trust myself to have courage and be kind as I handle any challenges that come my way.”
- “I radiate self-assuredness and attract positivity into my life.”
- “I am deserving of happiness and fulfillment.”
- “I am becoming more confident and courageous with each passing day.”
- “I am not defined by my past mistakes; I learn and grow from them.”
- “I am capable, and I can achieve my goals.”
- “I am in control of my life, and I choose to build it with confidence and positivity.”
Facing fears actually boosts our self confidence
Confidently pursuing a dream isn’t just about achieving a goal. It’s about gaining confidence in the process. When we take risks, we naturally gain pride and self confidence.
We grow our confidence when we choose faith over fear and take action. Over time, we actually become less and less prone to fear and more able to have confidence.
Remember, the goal is not to simply ignore or eliminate fear entirely – this would be impossible! But we can instead make friends with the voice of fear in our minds, reminding ourselves that it doesn’t control us.
Would you love to feel more confident and at ease in any situation?
If so, my free guided audio meditation, “The DNA of Authentic Self Confidence” is for you!
When you listen to this 10-minute meditation, you will…
- Discover what TRUE, AUTHENTIC confidence really is
- Learn how to quiet the voice of your inner critic
- Connect with the incredible power within you
When you live from this truth, you’ll feel completely at ease in your own skin, no matter what situation you find yourself in.