My best days are always the ones I look back on and think, “I gave it everything I had.” I don’t need accolades. I don’t need someone else to make everything perfect. I just need to do my best, to do what I love, to relax and to know that I made a difference. And that’s something we can all do–every day!
Ugh. You know the feeling: the mounting dread, the creeping anxiety, the little voice in your head that scoffs, that says you can’t. Ugh… Here comes another weight loss promise.
Maybe you’ve broken one before. Maybe you’ve broken thirty. But you’re back at the starting line, again, and you’re here because you know this is the step you need to take for the life you want to live.
Our parents thought their baby boomer success would trickle right on down to us–that we’d all get to eat the fattened calf of the industrial economy forever. But somewhere between all the divorces, the alcoholism, and the evaporating jobs, we millennials put up a wall and said screw it. What’s the point in trying to succeed if we’re doomed to be as miserable as our parents?
Unfortunately for many of us, that mental wall has barricaded us inside our parents’ house…the last place a free-spirited millennial really wants to be.
According to Dr. Ivan Joseph, TED presenter and confidence expert, self confidence is the belief in your ability to accomplish any task no matter the odds, difficulty, or adversity.
Some people have had this trait in spades all their lives, and the rest of us watch along with a mixture of resentment and admiration as they steam-roll their way through seemingly effortless accomplishments. But the way Dr. Ivan tells it, self confidence can be learned no matter your starting point.
All it takes is repetition and positive self-talk.