I thoroughly enjoyed the Cheltenham Literature Festival and I feel I am so fortunate to live in a town that has so many great festivals on own doorstep. There certainly doesn’t ever seem be a dull moment! There was such an eclectic range of authors and how exciting to hear some of the rags to riches turnabouts that some have experienced. Certainly JK Rowling is a fine example of self belief and perseverance.
I am a very firm believer that a positive mental attitude and a faith in your own potential can help you to achieve some amazing things.
So here are a five tips to help you improve your confidence and self belief.
Take personal responsibility - You are ultimately responsible for everything in your life. Once you accept personal responsibility for that, you will be so much more self empowered and in control of your life.
Take action - Action gives you the power to change the circumstances or the situation. You can overcome inertia by doing something. Ask yourself this question - “What would I do if I knew I could not fail?” Now there is an exciting concept!
Be persistent - Successful people don’t just give up at the first hurdle. Successful people keep exploring different approaches to achieve their outcomes until they finally get the results they want. Persistence overcomes resistance!
Be kind to yourself - If something doesn’t work, don’t give yourself a hard time; move on and look towards the doors that are just about to open, not at the ones that have just closed.
Learn and grow - You have to be prepared to increase your failure rate if you want to increase your rate of success - Ask yourself the following questions.
What was the mistake?
Why did it happen?
How could I have prevented it?
What did I learn?
What will I do better next time?
It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities