How To Be More Confident
Have you noticed how our attitude determines the quality of our lives? The more awareness we have to control our attitude and our thoughts, the happier and more creative we can be. Supportive friends can be a huge help to keep us on track. There is a multitde of support available in form of: books, audios, workshops, webinars, forums, facebook groups.
Another great place to find like minded people is at meetup groups.
- Step one is to sign up,
- Step two is to find a group in your field of interest
- Step three is to connect, easy breathy…..
Sometimes it's hard to have one more thing to do, but it's essential to connect with people and to network….. Not only for our personal well being but it's great for business too.
"Remember, the thoughts that you think and the statements you make regarding yourself determine your mental attitude. If you have a worthwhile objective, find the one reason why you can achieve it rather than hundreds of reasons why you can't." Napoleon Hill
Support is essential, unfortunately our friends and family members do not always share our need to change and grow. The desire to follow our dreams, to break out of the mold scares the heck out of some people. But we need support in order to move forward. If we cannot find this within our circle of friends and family, we have to look in other places.
Where do we find people who are on a similar path?
I've been lucky to meet a lot of like minded people in personal development seminars. The network is international and I don't have to rely on my "local friends". Whenever I have a hard time to believe in myself or I lose faith that I can achieve my dreams and goals, I can contact someone who will help me through the challenges, back to being in a space of possibility. Feeling good and believing in ourselves is the key to success.
If you get discouraged……… your vision and your support system will keep you on track. Pay attention to how you feel and where you feel it in your body. It might be uncomfortable at the beginning, but you get used to it, just keep practicing to feel "uncomfortable," The feeling of fear and discomfort are part of the process, so just accept it and do what you need to do. Working with a coach is also very effective, if you have not tried it give it a chance and try a few sessions, it's one of the best support systems I know.
Pema Chodron, a buddhist nun, wrote a wonderful book, called. "Go to the places that scare you"
Every time we overcome our fear and do it anyway, we empower our life.
Where do you find support? Please leave a comment and share it with us.
26 thoughts on “How To Be More Confident”
So important to surround yourself with supportive people ie: family, friends and definitely other people who share your interests and goals
Thanks Michael, life would be very hard without the support net!
Great reminder that what scares us is simply a reflection of a lack of confidence in that area. great job!
I have a good relation ship with my fear!
being surrounded by happy and positive people is a must! great article, thanks for sharing!
Yes, it's a life saver!
Fear is very interesting indeed! I study mine 🙂
Funny, I went to my first Meetup group last Tuesday and am going to another this coming Sunday.
Good for you Beth. I will see if I find one where I live in Germany.
I'm happy to have found a lot of like minded entrepreneurs in trainings and groups that understand. Like you, I dont' rely on my friends for that kind of support. They don't understand it or they enjoy being negative entiretly too much and I don't want to be exposed to it more than is absolutely necessary. Glad to have met people like you to keep my spirits uplifted!
Great Post! It is definitely very important to keep positive influencers in our lives. Surround yourself with only those that lift you higher! Thanks for the reminder!
It's so important, to have people who believe in us and our dreams.
Your point about friends and family not necessarily being supportive is so true. When you change, it causes your relationship to change with those who are near and dear, and people don't like change.
Yes it's so true and it's so hard to stay inspired if we are surrounded by dream busters.
Relationships are so important and impact us greatly. I only keep positive people in my circle that encourage me and help me grow!
Good for you, Crystal
It is so important to find like-minded people! I just love that and agree 100%! Great tips on how to find them too!
So true Marita, they always say to surround yourself with those that support and encourage you.. nothing like being with a negative nellie, right?
I totally agree feel the fear and do it anyway. It is so important to surround yourself with the right people. I am lucky to belong to a mastermind group where we support each other. Great article Marita.
It's true that it is important to be wise when it comes to choosing whom to surround ourselves with. Like they always say, we are the sum of our 5 closest friends.
I definitely agree that you need to surround yourself with different people that will support you through aspects of your life. My friends and family are really there for me regarding more personal stuff, but I have found that the business groups I am active in are much better for seeing me through issues regarding my company.
I agree its so important to surround yourself with like-minded and postive people. Thanks for sharing.
I think it is important to surround yourself with like-minded people and people who were going to be supportive and lift you up. It is also important to room or that fear doesn't come from God. We were made in the image of God. We were made to feel confident. I think sometimes when we do the thing that scares us the most. This is what gives us the most confidence. Thank you. This was a great blog post.
Supportive groups are crucial to success! I have found a couple great organizations locally here in Tampa!