You’ve probably seen our Ruby Ribbon tagline, at least I hope you have. It’s “Celebrating Confidence, Inside and Out”.
So, what does confidence mean. I looked it up and here’s the definition — “a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities”.
In order to become more confident, you need to get to know yourself and what you are really good at. What comes naturally to you? What do other people say that you are good at? We are naturally programmed to put ourselves down, and we usually have no problem being able to call to mind the things we are not so good at.
Let’s try to change that with try this exercise: Make a list of what you are good at and post it where you can see it. Thinking about what you are naturally good at isn’t conceited. It can be a call to gratitude for your unique combination of talents and abilities! Then, verbally affirm your list each day and feel your confidence grow!
Here’s some things you might put on your list
- I am a good listener.
- I am a hard worker.
- I love to learn new things.
- I have common sense.
- I am organized.
- I love my family.
- I am a good cook.
- I am disciplined.
- I am a loyal friend.
- I am a good mom.
- I love to help people.
To get you started, I’m including my own completed checklist. I’ll print it and put in a prominent place in my vehicle so I can review it each day on my commute to work.
I challenge you to do this exercise. I had fun coming up with what I wanted to include. Just print out this page, jot down your own great traits, then snap a pic with your cell phone. And, I challenge you to post your list in the comments; I even bet you’ll get some positive praise and support from others.
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