Walk through life confidently

Confidence: The feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of ones own capabilities.

Some times walking through life with confidence can feel so uncertain.  their can be times in our life where we feel inadequate or allow our limiting beliefs get the best of us.  We allow ourselves to compare to other people that can put a huge damper in our own self-assurance on measuring how we are doing in our life.

To walk confidently through life means giving up those fears, doubts, insecurities, inadequacies, and stop with comparison game.

Ways we can walk confidently every day:

1. Show up everyday no matter how hard or if it feels like no one in watching. Keep going.  The truth is, you never know who you are secretly helping or being an example to through the things you say or do.  This goes for anything, social media, blogging… etc.

2. Stop beating yourself up and give yourself a little grace. Confidence is having faith and showing yourself a little love during the seasons of life that seem to be going a little bit more slower than expected or things seem to be not turning out the way you expected.  Keep your head up high and have faith that everything is working out the way it should be.  The season your in might be a learning experience for you.

3. Do something everyday that stretches you and makes you stronger.  It can either be mentally, physically or both, but doing something that makes you stronger everyday is key. Read a book that with stretch your knowledge, or a workout routine that will stretch you physically.  giving yourself a little more stretch each day can be a big confidence booster.

4. Loving yourself unconditionally is a huge step in walking through life confidently.  If you learn to love yourself, you will learn to love life and others.  Affirm  yourself everyday that things you do are worth the hard work.  Affirm those things you want to feel everyday like joyful, or grateful.  There are limitless of possibilities but makes sure that they words that make you feel good when you say them.

5. Serving others can give you a great confidence boost.  Doing a small act of service like putting a kind note on someones car or doing something big like a service project.  Doing something good for others can really make you feel more confident about who you are.

I love this from Jen Sincero, “This moment is a vital part of a whole life that I am creating. What I chooses to do in this moment defines who I am and how I show up in the world. I’m dedicated to creating an extremely awesome life for myself, so I’m taking this moment seriously, getting the hell on it, and staying in excited expectation of the stupindouse hurtling toward me.”

Show up.  Create the life you dream of.  Stay confident no matter what.

Be Awesome,

Amber

 

 

Power of Being Brave

The power of being brave.  What does brave really mean?  According to Google dictionary, brave as an adjective means ready to face and endure danger or pain, showing courage.

Maybe brave isn’t about enduring pain everyday, BUT it could mean doing hard things, getting out of our comfort zones and doing things that we know that scare the crap out of us.

Bravery can happen all throughout our daily lives.  Being brave to quite that job to stay home with the kids.  Being brave to start a new.  Being brave doing something new in our lives that has so many unknowns like starting a new business.

Brave maybe working towards a goal that people try to talk you out of because its a silly goal, but you do it anyways.  Being brave may mean you stand alone sometimes, but you know that what you are doing is the right thing to do.

My brother recently enlisted himself into the Navy.  For me that is pure Bravery!  To serve our country in ways that I could imagine myself doing.  Although he is my youngest brother, I look up to him for making the decision and doing a hard thing… something I wouldn’t have the mindset to do.

Bravery was when I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes With my first son.  I had to overcome fears, prick myself daily to ensure the health of me and my baby.  I had to overcome weakness when I was brought in for an emergency c-section and had lost so much blood to the point I have severe anemia in the hospital.  I had to get over the idea that someone else’s blood would be transferred into my body… but It was a life or death situation.  I knew i was supposed to be there for my baby.

Bravery was when I was diagnosed with sever anxiety and live with it every single day.  Bravery is seeking help and allowing this weakness to become my daily strength even when it allows me to get myself down on my confidence and self worth.

Bravery was when I quite my job to work from home .  That was brave.  So many unknowns working for yourself, but I have learned so much about myself that I know that even it was a huge decision and not every day has been easy,  I’ve learned to get out of my comfort zone just a little more each day and push myself a little more out of the comfort zone.

Bravery equals strength.  The strength to endure through those hard things.  To find the blessings in the everyday and to be grateful.  To love yourself and not compare yourself to others. Overcoming the challenges of life and to learn to be strengthened by them rather than feeling defeated.  That is what bravery means to me.

Today be brave even when it may seem hard.  Find the strength to endure and find the bravery within. you never know what your beautiful life has in store when you have the power to be brave.

Be Awesome,

Amber