I believe confidence in what you do comes from a place of maximum effort and the stretch of potential.
What do I mean by the “stretch of potential”?
I mean- challenge yourself!
When you challenge yourself, potential is realized; confidence is developed; thus, momentum is created.
Once there’s momentum, there’s no telling what can happen with how far you take it!
I believe confidence in what you do also comes from a place of excellence. My mom always says, “Haste makes waste.”
So, whatever you’re doing, give it your very BEST!
(For lack of better wording and just sheer- this is me…) Don’t half-ass anything!
In all the times I’ve tried to take short cuts, cut corners, look for quick solutions, they’ve almost never worked out and backfired in. my. face.
If you’re going to do something, give it your all and if you don’t… well, why bother?
Is that really any way to live?
Be the best version of yourself and all that you do will be done in confidence in knowing you’re trying your best; and, let’s be real: We all know when we’re giving our best and when we’re not.
Something I want to stress the importance of, though, is the danger of giving your best and expecting perfection.
If you’re anything like me, if I know I’m giving my best, then it has to be perfect or at least close.
The thing is, that’s an unrealistic expectation because you can be doing your best, putting in your maximum effort and the result can still come out badly because maybe you started on a beginning level and need to develop in that area.
That is okay.
Give yourself time and patience.
You WILL get better as long as you TRY.
Confidence in what you do has everything to do with experience; so, how else will you develop confidence in what you do without messing up a little? How else will you track your progress? How else will you reach newer, higher levels?
We can all develop confidence in what we do by putting one foot in front of the other and choosing to give our best.
Next Week, Part 3: Confidence in Times of Trial