By Philippa Gittens, member of the Online Speakers Academy
A Confident Mindset
“How do I become more confident?”
What is #confidence?
Your mind has two parts, the conscious and the subconscious. When you are awake, you use your Conscious Mind. It generates ideas, makes judgments, and executes daily tasks. The observable, visible thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and activities are taken care of by the conscious mind.
Your true power lies deep in the Subconscious Mind and mostly remains untapped. The subconscious mind is the gatekeeper for storing your memories, past feelings, emotions and thoughts. You, most likely, have been raised to assume that your conscious mind is superior, but this isn’t the truth. Whatever memories you have formed inside your mind are stored in the subconscious mind and will re-surface whenever you notice a similar stimulus.
A single thought can have a lasting effect
Many people miss out on the full potential of their subconscious mind
Exercising control over your thoughts will enable you to program them accordingly. If you see your mind as being fuelled by energy and the thoughts you think, you will have the confidence to perform whatever you want without fear or hesitation. It goes to show you how powerful and indispensable your subconscious mind is. Many people miss out on the full potential of their subconscious mind due to the lack of knowledge and not knowing the extent of its power?
“Don’t make yourself your worst enemy; instead, be friendly to yourself.” Now that you’re aware of your Subconscious Mind’s limitless power, you need to work on tactics that will allow you to release that power.
“I was always looking for power and confidence outside of myself, but it came from within.” It was always present.” – Sigmund Freud’s daughter, Anna.
When you learn to use the Subconscious Mind’s full potential, you’ll start to feel truly strong. It’s your genuine exceptional ability that will unlock your full potential, allowing you to accomplish things you never thought possible.
3 Tips To Having A Confident Mindset
1. Regular Exercise
Exercising regularly and seeing your body transform can have a beneficial impact on your self-esteem and the feel-good factor. This can have a significant impact on your life and help you gain confidence from the inside out. This has the potential to positively effect your mental health.
2. Appreciate Yourself
Spend time focusing on who you are and embracing your individuality. Consider what you’re good at and the accomplishments you’ve made, no matter how big or small they may appear. What is it that you truly desire? You will gain confidence when you are in touch with your true authentic self.
Your thoughts and words carry energy, influencing your life and the events that occur in it. Repeating affirmations is a great way to build self-confidence while also sending a clear message to the universe. Affirm statements like
“I care about myself, I am intelligent and I am a great communicator.” When your inner critic starts to talk, use these self-affirmations to silence it.
People often say to me, “ You have so much confidence. Where did it come from?”
It sprang from the depths of my being. I awoke one day and determined that I was a stunning, self-assured, radiant lady with so much to contribute to the world. It was time to do the things I’d only thought about but never did because of a lack of self-confidence, feelings of self-doubt, a desire to stay in my comfort zone, and a sense of being unworthy.
surrounding myself with like-minded people
I began to increase my self-confidence by accepting where I was and implementing ideas from self-help books, such as
“In the Meantime” by Iyanla Vanzant, a book that inspired me and gave me hope that I could alter my life.
Joining my local gym and Meetups has also helped me surround myself with like-minded folks. I also enlisted the support of a transformational mentor, who assisted me in developing a strategy for my future and determining what activities I would take. I made the decision to become a published author after reading a variety of self-help books. I wanted to leave a legacy for my seven children, as well as something that would remind the world that I was here.