“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” Mark Victor Hansen
Hello all hope my latest article finds you well. Today I’m going to be sharing with you a topic we all struggle with, face, have a lack of or have in huge doses in our life “Confidence“. “Self-confidence gives you the freedom to make mistakes and cope with failure without feeling that your world has come to an end or that you are a worthless person.”
I’m sure you’ve all heard of Abraham Lincoln? But did you know that he had dabbled in two business ventures and failed in them? A déjà vu hit him again and repeated in he’s life when he went on to lose eight different elections that resulted in a nervous breakdown. But what transpired later on in his life is a known fact to everyone. He was designated as the president of United States.
“Sounds like a saga out of a fairy tale, isn’t it?”
But, yet his story of absolute confidence portrays to us all how sometimes we need to accept things in our life and just keep on moving on in life even when apparent things don’t seem to be going our way. You must hold your dreams tight and never let them go as one day eventually you will see them come true.
This may be an anecdote that must have conquered the minds of many. If you study Lincoln’s conquest in his search of success, you can see that he never lost control over his confidence. “I mean he had the full rights to be downcast and just give up on the whole thing right?”
Yes, you may argue that he was subjugated by a nervous breakdown. But one thing that we can all agree on and that is, it was not by far the end of the road for him. He recuperated from his states of failure and depression and went on to make history.
His astounding success was mainly due to the fact that he learnt to accept the truth of his failures.
Accepting the truth is a great step to building your confidence
Every individual, irrespective of being successful or not, at some point in our lives comes to the place where we have to accept our imperfections. This can be the biggest gateway for our success if we are not afraid to acknowledge them. You need to realise that there is absolutely no harm in accepting the truth about our deficiencies.
We all have been given an opportunity to work on our discrepancies. Rather than showcasing an impertinent attitude, we must make a keen effort to hone our skills in the areas we lack in.
Suppose you have an important presentation at your workplace. You have painstakingly done your homework and are confident enough that you will deliver an implausible presentation. All goes well except for a few critics who don’t seem to be that much impressed by your way of thinking.
They give you their feedback. Now, this situation can make anybody furious, since you have put in a lot of hard work anticipating high credits from the senior officials of the company. The essential thing that you need to do hear here and do is stay cool, clam and collected.
Once you find the space and time to be alone, analyse what went wrong.
Don’t make a negative impression of all the people who have commented on your presentation. It might completely put you off and you may never regain the confidence in the future to do it again or even maybe for other opportunities and endeavors.
See it as a positive not a negative. This is a great time and opportunity for you to try out new ways of how you can improve yourself on the points you seem to lack. Work on the same and make an attempt to explain the reworked facts to your seniors.
It’s all about how you put your mind in the thinking process. Accepting the truth will only boost your self-esteem and thereby build your confidence level. Rather than possessing an egocentric outlook, it’s good for us all to accept the ground realities of our personality. After all, magic never happens with magicians alone, it can even happen to you, and all this in a day’s work.
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Much Love and To Your Success and happiness XO.
Named Top Global Marketing Expert by Huffington post and She Inspires Her. Rachael Aprill Phillips is the CEO and Founder of Rachael Academy.The online platforms that helps entrepreneurs and small business owners to launch, run and grow highly successful businesses.Your also more than welcome to send me a message