Confidence is a fleeting feeling. Sometimes you get on a roll and confidence is limitless. Other times, confidence wavers.
In the last few years, my confidence has been pretty consistent. How did I build that? How do I regularly feel confident?
It’s because I keep the promises I make to myself.
If it sounds simple, it’s because it is simple.
Recently I was reading through all of the notes stored on my iPhone and found the goals I had written for 2017. The two big goals I made were to compete in 2 NPC shows and to buy a home on a nice lot and an open kitchen. I even had strategies for reaching those goal written down, which I did.
I accomplished both of those things in 2017. I busted my ass to keep those promises I made to myself.
It scared me to death to get back on that stage twice last year, but it was a goal I knew I wanted to accomplish, so I put in the work day in and day out and I did compete twice. Shoot, I even won an overall title.
It scared me to death to sign those mortgage documents, but it was a goal I knew was right for my husband and me. So we saved like crazy, moved in with my parents for a few months, and made our dream a reality.
The confidence I’ve built is a result of the promises I’ve made to myself and I’ve kept regardless of any excuses I could come up with.
Does the confidence sometimes still waver? Of course it does. But I know the choices I need to make to feel that limitless confidence and am self-aware enough to know when I haven’t been making them.
Do you want that kind of confidence? Make some promises to yourself and do the little and big things it takes every day to keep those promises.