Too often we cling to familiar circumstances and beliefs because they provide a sense of familiar comfort and identity, even if they don’t serve our happiness, or maybe even work against it.
To move forward is to sever all the dead weight and cut the inner ties that tether us in place, and step forward to welcome the inevitable change and impermanence of all things with open arms.
So… how long will it take until I’m confident?
Each of these points are lifelong projects and ways of living, but that doesn’t mean the results and benefits won’t show up in your life quickly.
Confidence is the symptom of doing all of these things. You can build confidence more and more over time, but its charge can also be felt immediately, which also serves as fuel to keep you moving forward.
Each time you do something like score a victory over laziness, knock some projects off your list, or practice telling the truth, it’s like finding a hidden Easter egg full of power and confidence.
Everyone is at a different stage, with different things to work on, so it can take a longer time to build confidence for some than others.
But know that nobody feels 100% confident 100% of the time. Everyone backslides, or has times where they feel low, or forget their worth for a second. But they understand what makes them feel their best, and they know how to get back on track.
No matter where you’re at – having never truly felt confident, or being the most confident of all-time – the same rule applies to everyone: Keep going.
Confidence works like riding a bicycle. If you sit still, or go too slow, you’ll start to wobble and fall over. But if you keep moving your feet, you’ll gain momentum and stay firmly upright.
Get back to these four practices, and keep turning the pedals.
Are you ready to build confidence and stay confident in any situation?
Dedicated to your success,
Written by – Jordan Gray
Originally appeared on: Jordan Gray
Republished with permission.