I learned a great practice I want to share with you to help you build your confidence and also let yourself off the hook a bit.
Most of us struggle to control every element of our lives then feel like failures when we’re not as far along as we imagined and know we could be.
But the key to confidence is to feel proud of what you’ve made while surrendering to the opportunities that come.
So here’s a great practice to build up your self-esteem care of my dear friend Kristin:
1. Write down what was happening in your life 5 years ago.
Where were you? What was your career like? How did you spend your time? What did you think your future was?
2. List out the skills, knowledge, and insights you’ve learned since then that have helped you become who you are today.
3. List out the unanswered prayers and unexpected blessings (sometimes in disguise) that got you to today. A breakup you didn’t know you wanted, being fired, etc.
4. Write out as many reasons as you can think of for why you’re grateful life turned out as it has now.
Repeat the process for 10, 15, then 20 years.
When you acknowledge yourself and the steps you’ve already taken in your journey, it’s easier to feel good about who you are and trust your decisions moving forward.
Then you’ll be poised to make great choices moving forward as well.
Be free. Be brave. Be YOU!
Read part 2 HERE and part 3 HERE.
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