7 STEPS TO A GREATER SELF CONFIDENCE
What is your typical reaction upon hearing something new – some newphilosophy or way of thinking, being or acting? Would all thepossibilities include acceptance of the new/different information,rejection of it, and/or feeling no connection to it or being neutral?How do you perceive yourself as a learner? Are you willing to look atsomething new/different with the possibility that you may be able toshift into a space of wonder and anticipation that you may be addingto your previous knowledge? If so, I welcome you to share thisapproach to a greater self confidence.Please take the journey through these 7 Steps and I am confidentyou will arrive at a stronger sense of self and an increase in your selfconfidence.
STEP 1: GETTING TO KNOW ME!
How many of us have really taken the time to get to know ourselves? Take thetime to thoughtfully answer these questions. Write them down somewhereprivate and leave some space between the answers to go back and add what isrequested at Section B.
What is my favourite colour? Why? What is my favourite food? Why?What is my favourite song? Why? What is my most valued possession? Why?What is my greatest strength? Why? Where is my greatest need to grow?Why? What is my greatest fear? Why? What is my best skill? Why? What ismy greatest mistake? Why? What is my greatest accomplishment? Why?What is the experience that brings me greatest joy? Why? What is the onetask that I am least fond of doing? Why?
Now as well as answering WHY to each of the above questions, try andunderstand the energy, feeling or emotion that is behind the answers that youhave written.
And now spend some time answering the following questions.
If I were to die today, what is the one thing everyone who knows me would sayabout me? What would I want them to say? Why wouldn’t or couldn’t they saywhat I would want them to say?
(Adapted from “Yesterday I Cried” Iyanla Vanzant)