Confidence Series Part 3: Confidence in Times of Trial

Hi! I’m so glad to be back! I have been off my blog for about three weeks.

I was beating myself up about not writing anything since I made a commitment to myself. But low and behold, I think this happened for a reason.

Reason being- I wasn’t ready to talk about this, yet.

After these past three weeks and reflecting on the past storms I’ve weathered, I’m confident that I am ready and equipped to talk about how to be confident in times of trail.

In reflecting, I realized there are two keys to having confidence in times of trial:

  1. Focus
  2. Consistency

As said by Tony Robbins, “Where focus goes, energy flows.” Whatever you are focusing on-positive or negative- will flow through your actions and through your words.

In these past three weeks, I was focusing on how stressful things were getting, and how out of control I felt. I caught myself complaining more than I ever have.

Once I finally picked myself up and dusted off the anxiety (Just this past Thursday.), my place of work closed due to COVID-19. However, because my mind was in a better place, I took this as a challenge to keep myself motivated and hungry in isolation and to remain consistent in my new level of motivation and drive so that when I go back, I come back stronger and ready to take on any challenge that may come with transitioning back.

And this brings me to my second point- consistency.

Consistency is key to success in anything you do, and Bruce Lee stated it best, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

How can focus and consistency tie together?

Consistent focus.

If you consistently focus on solely positive positive outcomes rather than the problem, you will come to a solution; and, if you are consistent in taking action to achieve the solution, you will have momentum and when you have momentum you must remain consistent.

If I were to put together a formula, it’d look like this:

Focus + Thoughts = Energy -> Energy x Consistency = Results -> Results = Momentum

Now, once you get to momentum, I think that’s the tricky part.

Momentum – Consistency = Fewer to No Results < Momentum + Consistency = Results + Exponential Growth

My friends, I hope this helped. This formula certainly helped me, and I hope that in any time of trial you may face, you come out better and stronger.

One thought on “Confidence Series Part 3: Confidence in Times of Trial

  1. Kat, this is awesome advice for everyone! I love your formula! I was focusing on fear and worry for days but find that when I focus on positive things the positivity momentum gets going. Thank you love!

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