Confidence vs courage
''I would like to be more confident'', a client declared this week during her coaching session. ''How strong is your courage muscle?'' I asked. The client seemed perplexed. Yes, I know what you're thinking - why would I respond to a question about confidence with courage?
Well, let me tell you about an insider's hack about confidence...we can only develop our confidence by exercising our courage muscle. Phew - I'm glad I've got that one out there! Now, some of us may believe that confidence is a Super Mario coin that we simply collect along the road of life. However, confidence is earned with sweaty palms, crackling/croaky voices, deep breaths and small reluctant steps forward. These actions all start with the courage to try. That's right: to show up, regardless of the outcome.
When courage is exercised and actions are repeated on a consistent basis, the foundation of your confidence will form. Depending on the results of the action, you can step forward and become more confident or reassess, change your approach, and try again. Courage is the secret ingredient to overcoming the fear that stops you from taking action.
So, the next time you're asking yourself, ''Why aren't I more confident?'', change the question and ask yourself, ''Am I ready to be courageous and take action?'' Remember, you're always one courageous step away from having it all, and you deserve it!
If you're finding your fears are too strong to take the steps forward, get yourself a coach who is the best fit for you and will support you in achieving the goals you have set in your life.
I'm wishing you all the best,