If you missed yesterday, I highly suggest refreshing your memory.
We discussed that building confidence starts with a straightforward step – Setting up the achievement for yourself. Now I know what you’re thinking, didn’t we do that with the vivid vision?
And yes of course! But that’s your long-term three-year plan which we need to dissect and put into a 3 hour or 3-minute plan for you to take the first step.
“A mansion is built one brick at a time.”
Yes, I said mansion, not a house because that’s not what you’re building. You’re creating a masterpiece, a work of art with your vivid vision, not a standard Joe Schmoe house.
Read your vivid vision
Let’s take a look at your vivid vision. Read it aloud again.
Selecting your domino
Now select the section that means the most to you. The part of life that if this all goes correctly, all the rest will fall in place. For me, that’s my career. If my career goes as planned it will free me up to open relationships, give more time to learning, family, and leisure.
One thing to make sure is you can directly impact this outcome. For instance, you can’t make someone fall in love with you, but you can work smarter, put more effort into existing relationships, or lose a couple of pounds.
Select your domino.
Finding goal number one
Take the section and find your first goal or stepping stone in there. Now let’s dissect that goal and work backward.
So if your goal is to lose 30 pounds or make $200k a year, you know what you have to do before that?
You have to lose 25, 20, 10, or even just 1 pound first. You have to make $10k, $5k, $1k, or even just $1 more a month.
And that’s your first step to building the confidence that will eventually snowball.
Break your first goal in your domino category into the smallest numeric measurable unit. And achieve it. Celebrate it because the start is the hardest part.
I’ve decided to cut my journal out of each post. At least on regular days where big things and life lessons were few and far between.
For a few different reasons:
- My life’s boring and I don’t want to bore you with that. Ride my bike, work, PT, eat some chicken, fall asleep. Repeat. So I’m saving you from that!
- To focus more on the quotes and positivity. To give you actionable tasks and thought processes to help you make it through a trial in your life. Or just everyday life because I know sometimes it’s not easy and your back feels against the wall in all realms of life.
One topic I have yet to discuss that I genuinely believe is at the core of living your best life is confidence.
“Find your confidence… Not just in your good but your struggle.”
Being self-confident is the number 1 determinate towards success. If you can see it, believe it, and have faith in it as we talked about you can ultimately do anything. When you realize that, that’s pure confidence.
Confidence doesn’t come overnight, and it’s not just a mindset. It’s your lifestyle; it’s how you’re wired. And like a house, no matter how tangled the wires are, with enough help or training you can rewire your thought process.
Confidence through achievement
I feel the first step to gaining confidence is achievement. And no I’m not talking about winning an award or bring praised at work. I’m talking about small personal achievement. Something that after your done your mind will release dopamine and you’ll feel better about yourself than the first time your Instagram picture got more than 100 likes.
But how do I do that??
We’ll discuss tomorrow so tune in!