By Karin Leonard
far we discussed four assets for your self-confidence bank account: taking
full responsibility for your destiny, trusting yourself more than others,
believing in yourself and developing positive self-talk. In today’s
final inquiry, we will add two additional principles to get the most value
from your investment.
you think and feel is uniquely you, and worthy of your validation. We tend
to be so quick in judging ourselves -- and others. “I shouldn’t feel
that,” or “What a silly idea…” can easily shut down the flow of
truthful emotion and intuition. Yet by habitually ignoring what is true
for us, we get further and further away from our authentic self, thus
losing the greatest investment opportunity of them all: fully claiming who
we are, with all our talents, skills and possibilities.
can begin by just noticing what you are thinking and feeling … without
having to label it as good or bad … or having to do anything about it.
So much can come out of that simple observation, accepting your internal
experience the way you watch clouds drift across the sky, they just are,
and changing all the time. Discovering more of your own truth --
abstaining from judging long enough to even notice what’s going on --
also frees you up to express your thoughts, wants and needs more honestly,
without so much editing. Who you are is an ever-unfolding mystery, as
unique and precious as a rare piece of art, never to be created again.
also flourishes in how we interact with life and people. The more harmony
we create, the better we tend to feel about ourselves. There is a magical
flow to life, a wave that we can catch, as we pay more attention to inner
and outer signals. It is much like sailing on the ocean: going against the
current is possible, but a lot of work. A much easier and more elegant
approach is to notice where the natural stream is leading, and then to
side with that force, to get to where we want to go.
does that translate to business and life in general? When deciding on a
course of action, ask yourself these questions: What is the real goal?
Is there an easier and more effective way to get there? Will this
approach create more harmony and collaboration, and does it honor my
highest values? How will I feel about myself, and ultimately, will it
build my self-confidence?
investing in your self-confidence bank account. And as the gold
accumulates, everything in your life will arrive at the next level of
abundance, opening doors that you may not even have known existed….