From one of my favorite books, NLP: The Essential Guide (by Hoobyar & Dotz): “Confidence is not based on truth. Confidence is based on choice.”
I know, easier said than done. But, how liberating is that statement? The idea that you DON’T have to suffer through years of internal or external judgment, tallying up your successes and failures, in order to earn confidence. You can just decide to claim confidence today.
Of course there is a time and place for self judgment – critical and careful analysis of what you are doing well and what needs work. BUT, there is tremendous power in pure belief. FAITH in your capacity, your strengths, your potential. Imagine what you can do and be if you go forward with confidence.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is all about brain training, rewiring, optimization. The operating manual for your mind. It tells us that basically, we are what we think. Hence, confidence starts with what you say and think about yourself. Which one do you want? “I am AMAZING!” or “I am NOT amazing.” Feel the difference in your body when you say each statement out loud.
Bottom line, it’s YOUR choice.
If you need help in making your choice – ask me for some NLP tips on how to make it easier to choose confidence every time.
MY CHALLENGE TO YOU
Make your choice.