Episode 14: The Confidence Circle: How to Trust Yourself and Take Action

The Ambitious Procrastinator
The Ambitious Procrastinator
Episode 14: The Confidence Circle: How to Trust Yourself and Take Action
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This weeks show is all about how to take confident actions before we actually “feel” confident. I’m also trying something new this week. At the end of the show I’ll be asking 5 questions to help you tap into your inner coach. These questiones are desgined to be done while walking or moving and I’ve added some music to keep you company.

Confidence is something that I never thought I would be known for teaching, considering my own struggles with it as a child. Growing up, I was riddled with anxiety and self-doubt, always feeling like I didn’t measure up. It wasn’t until I encountered a group of confident Americans in my late teens that I realized there was a different way of being in the world.

Confidence, I’ve come to learn, is not something we are born with but rather something we can nurture and strengthen over time. It’s like a muscle that requires daily practice and intentional effort. 

Here are three key takeaways from this episode that I believe can truly make a difference in your journey towards confidence:

  1. Actions of Confidence Always Come Before Feelings of Confidence: One of the most powerful insights shared in this episode is that confidence is not a destination but a journey. It’s about who you are becoming along the way. Remember, actions of confidence always come before feelings of confidence. It’s through taking action, practicing, failing, and learning that we truly strengthen our confidence muscle.

  2. The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: We talk about the pillars of self-esteem outlined by Nathaniel Brandon in his book “The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem.” These pillars include living consciously, self-acceptance, self-responsibility, self-assertiveness, living purposefully, and personal integrity. Reflecting on these pillars can help us understand how to nurture our self-belief and build a strong foundation of confidence.

  3. Visualizing Confidence and Taking Empowering Actions: Visualizing what confidence looks like in a specific area of your life and taking empowering actions can be transformative. By supporting yourself through self-care, positive self-talk, and surrounding yourself with uplifting individuals, you can boost your confidence and step into your full potential.

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