My mind conjured up this image of running down to the local store to buy seeds, planting them, and then just watching the confidence spring up. If it were only that easy…
In truth, it actually is kind of like that – only we don’t have to buy seeds. We naturally have those seeds of confidence within our very being. Perhaps they are sitting on a dusty shelf in our unconscious, but they are inside somewhere.
Most of us have lost some of our confidence at some point. It can leak out through life experiences that are challenging or don’t quite turn out right from our point of view. And of course, there’s negative programming that could come from parents, family and friends, schools, the media… the list can go on and on…
Perhaps the most damaging to our self confidence is our own self talk. Our unconscious mind hears and remembers everything. Imagine talking to a young child the way you talk to yourself. You know if that dialogue is healthy or not!
If we need to rebuild our faith in ourselves, it takes time. Those old habits can be hard to break. But once we have even a little bit of confidence, then it grows even more. It’s like compound interest, only this interest is in you, about you, and for you.
Imagine being a newborn and having to learn everything you needed to learn from scratch. You did that! As you were growing, it didn’t matter how many times you fell learning how to walk, how many times you tried to coordinate your body with your goal, or how many times you struggled to do any of the tasks you don’t even think about any more. You didn’t let self judgment and fear stop you back then.
And those seeds of confidence are still inside you!
Remember confidence and courage are the foundations of
living your purpose and being your authentic self!