Self-doubt and low self-esteem are rooted in fear. Affirm to overcome your fears and practice loving yourself and your role in this lifetime. The love you incorporate into your perspective is the primary building block of building confidence.
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” — e. e. Cummings
Confidence Is a Practice
I make the choice every day to feel good about myself and about my life.
Humble self-confidence is the mark of a truly happy person. On the road of joy, it becomes imperative to understand that happiness itself is a journey that must be walked one day at a time, one step at a time, and sometimes one breath at a time.
When it comes to building confidence, this is how we must approach the endeavor: one step at a time. This is all a journey to be traveled, not a destination to arrive at.
Building confidence is a practice and a choice that we make every single day, and every single moment. It’s a practice that requires our devotion, because it must come from the heart for reasons only of love. When we’re able to do that, we tap into a deeper plane of our existence, and it’s beautiful.In this world, being humble is powerful and being humbly confident is enlightening for everyone. Click To Tweet
Feeling good about yourself—building confidence from the inside out—without first seeking external validation for your truth: this is where real happiness springs from.
One we’ve grown into the habit of trusting ourselves, of believing in our abilities and strengths and beauty and potential, we’re more willing and able to engage life fully. We can discover a deeper depth of our soul without judgment because we’ve affirmed to feel good about whatever we find there.
Be Your Own Best Friend
Self-acceptance, self-love, and self-care are habits that I choose to cultivate.
Don’t say anything about yourself that you wouldn’t say to your best friend. Be the person who makes you happy. Learn to care for yourself as you would for a loved one. Do one kind thing for yourself today. Start with saying something nice to yourself when a negative thought would try to convince you otherwise.Click To Tweet
Here are a few practices that may help you grow into a more confident, happy person (with links to words I’ve penned about that subject in particular):
- Learn to love yourself.
- Repeat affirmations for forgiving yourself.
- Start believing in yourself.
- Affirm your appreciation.
- Keep gratitude journal.
- Prioritize positive thinking.
- Try to love and respect your body every day.
- Trust your internal guidance system.
- Embrace each opportunity to shift your perspective.
Building Confidence Begins in Love
I choose to fall in love with my life.
Loving life is something we ought to be doing, but we forget about love so often that this seems like a distant dream. Call upon your dream and awaken to who you really are: a creation of love, a part of love, an imperfect and perfect expression of a loving source.
Loving life is what you’re here to do, because you are love. Your task is to choose love in every corner of your life, as best as you can, and to remember your truth, returning back to that love each time you’ve forgotten.
How marvelous it is, that the pure willingness to give ourselves love can open the door to our truest self and life’s greatest possibilities.
How beautiful it is, to realize that all that’s done in love is done well, because it’s done truthfully and it naturally magnetizes more love. Love is always extending itself, and if we choose to do anything or see anything with love, we’re diving into an abundant river of ever-increasing love.What you do in love leaves love in its wake; devoted action lasts longer than the act itself. Click To Tweet
Choose to release judgment and accept yourself as you are, even if you’d like to improve upon some aspects of yourself, because from there you’re able to grow with more ease, rooted in a solid foundation of love.
Building confidence, when done with love and not because of fear, is a great act of extending the light to all. Our humble self-confidence gives rise, naturally, to the same inner awakening in others.
- What makes you feel good about yourself?
- What (or who) helps you feel confident, comfortable, and happy?
Please share your thoughts, any favorite personal self-care tips, lessons learned in love and loving life, and any helpful or inspiring stories with me in the comments.
Share this affirmation with someone you care about.
Be the love you’re meant to be, by vowing to be a shining example of how love can live in this world.