A lack of confidence

I wonder why so many of us are afraid to be confident? Is it the fear of failing and feeling like we will look foolish for trying? Are we afraid to step outside ourselves because we don’t really know what to expect? ¬†For me, I feel like I’ve allowed other people’s opinions of what I can or can’t do determine what I will or won’t do. That’s a little bit stupid. There are so many successful people who’ve failed many times but their confidence keeps them from quitting. Where does that come from? What do they believe about themselves that propels them forward?

I’ve decided that I’m going to be confident in my plans and choices even if my brain is saying something else. I’m going to drown out the doubt with a louder voice of confidence until I can’t remember why I ever doubted myself in the first place.

 

The past revisited

This is a repost from a long time ago and it’s as applicable to today as it was then. I wonder why we let ourselves get so distracted….

I go back and forth on here pondering the deeper things of life however, I do like motivation and reading how others motivate themselves. My prose is very reflective of my moods and I enjoy people reading my stuff so I won’t say it’s only for me, because it’s not. My original goal on here was to see what happened after 30 days of telling myself that I am capable of doing whatever I want to do. I got a little sidetracked by life which ironically made me realize more than ever that I need to focus on what it requires to meet my goals and what exactly those goals are. I can’t get there if I don’t know where I’m going.

So I’m starting again today, reminding myself that life is bigger than what I see and my thoughts and actions really do impact what goes on around me. If I believe I’m going to be successful and I’m willing to work for it, then I will be. “Can’t” is related to “it’s too hard” and “I don’t know how”. Those are all bs excuses as to why I’m not where I want to be. I’m not where I want to be because I haven’t done what it takes to get there.

Anyway, thats my thought.