Boost your courage: If you’re not actively pursuing your dreams, fear is likely to blame. Fear can stop you from taking the actions necessary to achieve success.
Some people are experts at plowing through fears, while others could use a few tips. You’d be shocked by how much your life would change if you could just increase your courage by 10%! That’s all it takes. You know I'm a big believer in taking mini-steps. Successful mini-steps are what lead to sustainable big results.
If you've been working hard at building confidence - goodness knows I have! - try starting out with being more daring.
Action fosters courage, which boosts your courage even higher.
So, I double dog dare you to follow these strategies to increase your courage and accomplish more.
Boost Your Courage:
Do this regularly and it will make a difference. Employing this technique even one time can be enough to take the edge off your fear and allow you to act.
It’s easy to take the easy way out when you’re alone. Have you ever noticed that the presence of an audience can make you a little bolder? No one wants to lose face in front of their peers.
Now, imagine that your child is watching you. Who wants to be afraid in front of their own kid? No one! Tell yourself that you’re going to set a good example. Behave the way you’d want your child to behave.
You have multiple “personalities”. There’s the personality you use at work. There’s another personality you use with your friends. Another you use at home. And yet another you’d use at a job interview.
You can have a personality that
is bold and brave. Become that person. Give him or her
a backstory. Feel the way they would feel. Do what they would do. Just be that
Ask yourself what a brave person would do and choose that course of action.
Think of someone you know that’s brave and contemplate how they would handle the situation you’re in.
If you know someone who is courageous, ask them what they would do if they were you.
Breathe deeply. Stand up straight. Look straight ahead. Stand the way an emperor would stand. Imagine yourself as the most successful and powerful person in history. How would you stand, breathe, and think? Do that.
Boost your courage with repetition. For instance, if you consistently use affirmations about yourself, your confidence is likely to increase over time. The key is to use them consistently and frequently.
Courage becomes a type of feedback loop. When you become more confident, people will latch onto that and react in a positive way. This reinforces what you have done and you will continue to do it.
I know...that's a little extreme, but if you knew you were done in a week, you wouldn’t be afraid of anything. You’d have a great perspective on life, and nothing could bother you. If you’re going to die soon, would you care what some stranger thought of you or your failure? Of course not.
Instead of thinking about failure, think about the consequences of never trying. Regret is a painful pill to swallow. Give yourself the chance to be successful. The last thing anyone wants is to spend the latter part of life wondering “what if?”
You are what you feed yourself. I'm talking about both the body and mind. Having a negative outlook stems from not being fully confident in yourself. In order to find the positive in your life, start with what's amazing about yourself. Practice these strategies daily to boost your courage so you can remind yourself how awesome you are. Get in the habit of regular self-care and stick to it. This will help you change your outlook towards whatever situation presents itself. Baby steps!