Life has proven to me that I FeeL the BeSt about WhO I Am when I push myself to TrY NeW ThInGs. Sure, trying new things may mean I could fail, but those setbacks usually contribute to building better confidence for the future.
A couple of years ago I wanted to put hardware on our kitchen cabinets. I try my best to help around the house, especially so I don’t have to bug my husband do it all the time. So, I got out the electric screwdriver, started drilling holes, all the while saying “I…CAN…DO…THIS!!!” Well, truth be told, I ended up messing up a few of the holes and had to ask my husband to help fix it. Even though he had to spend the same amount of time to fix the problem, he agreed it was good because I LeaRned about this for FutuRe projects. Maybe next time I won’t need his help at all!
Taking ChanCes and trying new things can be scary, but no one ever said building your self-esteem would be easy. Some people take risks because they know that if they fail, it may make them BettEr the next time and SuccEss may start to be the norm!
Many times when we start off towards a goal or dream, it is because we are unsatisfied with some area in our life. It may be that we have failed miserably and are hoping to make a change. Misery after all, can be a GrEaT mOtiVaTor. If that is the case, then, how can we gain confidence if we don’t have many successes under our belt?
I have found the best way to RacK uP sUcCeSs is one small step at a time. This is really important because success breeds success. How do you do this? By setting a goal that is just at the end of your fingertips. Something small and attainable, but also something that is going to require you to do something that you haven’t already done. Then, as you begin to experience success you can little by little set bigger goals.
Don’t overlook the PoWeR of achieving a small goal! I originally would look down on setting small goals. They didn’t seem challenging enough to me, so I never set any. My goals were always BIG ones that had no guarantees and were much riskier. They were also few and far between. This was a huge mistake because I missed out on laying a foundation of successes.
If your goal is to get organized, don’t think that organization means spending an entire Saturday getting your messy space organized. Your small step of success may be to spend 15 minutes a day on that project. Each time you spend 15 minutes towards this goal, you have chalked up a success. Do this for seven days and you have seven successes tallied up! Maybe you are far from seeing that space organized, but you getting closer to your goal and are developing CoNfiDenCe because you are experiencing success.
This approach allows you to succeed every day. What are the small steps you can take beginning today?
Enjoy Your Small Successes Today!
P.S. Today’s post is an excerpt from a book I’m currently writing on my path to peace with food. I’m writing this book in conjunction with our six-month challenge. Thanks for the inspiration!