Believe in yourself (SH-11) Victoria Vasilca, Guest Blogger
"Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong."
--Peter T. McIntyre
In the last 2 blogs, I spoke of some powerful tools to help you boost faith and confidence in yourself! Most importantly the ability to be humble and to have the courage to not fear failure!!! I discussed that everyone has what it takes to achieve greatness, and conveyed to you that YOU have the power inside yourself to be a great leader. Hopefully you have given some thought or better yet, put a plan into action to find your inner leader!
This week I bring you a topic that is close to my heart, BELIEF!
What it is belief??? Why is belief the ultimate power in polishing your Diamond Soul Character and bringing your leadership skills closer to the surface?
noun 1. an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists. "his belief in the value of hard work"
2. trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something. "I've still got belief in myself"
Belief is a powerful "thing"!
I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word 'belief' it invokes some complex feelings.
One thing I know for sure is that belief is an integral part of the foundation to be an effective leader and for living a great life!
Have you ever been thrown into a situation where you had absolutely no experience or had to act quickly on your feet because you needed to fill in or take over a task you had never done?
I’m sure you've had this experience; I know I have it plenty of times!!!
Whenever it’s happened to me, I'd volunteer and laughably say “fake it ‘till you make it”.
Have you ever said this? If not, what do you say or do? Do you jump right in and utter the same words or do you hesitate???
The more I think on this whole "fake it 'till you make it" phrase, I realize I wasn’t thinking about it the right way…..the connotation around "faking it" takes such a positive act and puts such a negative spin on it.
Looking back, I see I wasn’t faking it. I was merely taking a leap into the unknown while having faith that my best wouldn't fail me….I was believing in myself!!!
I had faith I would figure it out, by doing my best, understanding that I might stumble along the way. I knew I would be better off to stumble through then never take that step and loose out on the experience.
Sure, I might have been embarrassed at first but I went back to those first two power tools-humility and having the courage to not fear failure and then added a touch of belief.
Voila, there is the recipe for success!
I took action; I didn’t get caught up in my head or emotions. I was putting my best foot forward and making an example of leadership.
I believed in myself!
I believed that I could do it even if I wasn’t an expert at the time (humility)! I wasn’t afraid to show my weakness in an effort to learn from my mistakes (don’t fear failure).
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Do you BELIEVE in yourself? Do others believe in you? Do you believe in your purpose or group you want to stand up for?
If your answer to any of these questions is YES, then you have the third power tool - BELIEF- already in your belt!
If you answered no, I want to share with you the 7 pillars of belief. These seven elements are a reminder to help build your confidence and gain the power to believe in yourself.
I highly recommend George's Diamond Soul Series! So many of these lessons I've been discussing were reinforced while I was reading both the character polishing and leadership books!
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