A year ago I was dissatisfied with my life. For the most part I was afraid of doing things I wanted to do all my life. I came across situations and people that made my life a little adventurous but, I also felt empty and knew something was missing. Suddenly, one day I decided to start something that I was always passionate about and, it was writing. I initiated this journey without knowing what to expect, but if I’m sure about something is that I’m passionate about it.
My daily job, past experiences and other types of guidance, have helped me work on my confidence. I share with you the compilations of different things I’ve learned along the way.
1. Create positive thoughts: this will define your emotions which will define your reactions to situations. Maintain healthy and positive thoughts that build confidence, and automatically makes you feel happy. Many times we worry about what other people think, creating doubts and insecurities in us. The best way to deal with it is by practicing positive thoughts everyday. Some people use quotes and they have it placed somewhere around their house. I personally use a scale I like to call “the worst thing that could happen”. If is not bad why worry our thoughts with negativity.
2. Do mistakes: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new” Albert Einstein.
This genius could not said it better. Many times we stop doing the things we want because we are afraid of failure. Guess what? Is part of life. Many failures lead to a better creation. If you don’t start today, when do you expect to start? Next month, next year? The best moment to start living your life is “NOW”. In the process you might encounter obstacles but, is part of learning. Mistakes are necessary to find other solutions.
3. Learn when to take risks: the best inventors have taken risks in life. I call it “following your heart”. If you know is good for you and it has less than 99% failure; then “Do It”. I’ve learned that the best moments from my life have been because I’ve taken the chance.
4. Trust in your dreams: there will be naysayers along the way. People who do not want the best for you and those who will not agree with your ideas. That’s when is time to start hanging out with the doers. I believe strongly on, who you hang out with is who you become. That’s why people who have alcohol problems are required to change their circle of friends and change their numbers.
I hope this tips make you start realizing how important your dreams are. Everyday practice confidence and believe in yourself.