Sincere self-confidence is rooted in authenticity and love: if we speak our truths and honor who we feel ourselves to be, confidence is a natural side effect and love will become our nature. This affirmation for confidence was written with love to support the life you want to live, one that feels like your own.
“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 Personal Journey, Sometimes Shared
I am capable of choosing a healthier and happier view of myself and my life.
Humble self-confidence is the mark of a truly happy individual, and though it’s personal for everyone, it’s also strengthened through our authentic connections with others. There’s almost nothing in this world (that I’ve come across, anyway) that’s truly a one-person task; we’re wired for connection, and through it we’ll find out who we can be.
The path of joy is definitely bumpy and thorny at times, so it’s important to keep reminding ourselves 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.
There’s no destination in this life on earth that’ll stay put for long.
This is all a journey to be traveled, and it’s a shared journey more often than not. We don’t need to walk through life alone; we might feel alone, but we never truly are.
Now, being confident certainly doesn’t mean you must check in with everyone for validation. That’s the part that you need to decide on your own: Will you allow yourself to feel good about yourself regardless of what others think?
Feeling good about yourself—building confidence from the inside out—without first seeking external validation for your truth: this is the space where joy comes alive.Being humble in your authenticity is powerful for you and enlightening for everyone. Click To Tweet
You can share your experiences and be vulnerable with the people you love and trust, consulting their wisdom and learning how they’ve struggled (or are struggling) to be more fully themselves. Everyone has something to teach you if you opt for the perspective of learning. You just need to remember that, at the end of the day, you’re the only one who knows what it’s like to live your life.
Having the courage to live out your truth requires your full devotion. You’ve got to show up for yourself, and you’ve got to ask for help when you need it.
Become the Friend You Need
Self-acceptance, self-love, and self-care are habits that I can nurture.
We can’t seek to be more authentically ourselves because we hate who we are now; we must do it because we love who we know we are and can be.
You can discover a deeper depth of your own soul once you’ve devoted yourself to feeling good about whatever you find there. Whatever you find can grow into something new; you’re never stuck in one place, because that’s not your nature.
Confidence, for many, is a totally frustrating yet completely liberating endeavor. It’s the experience of morphing into something new yet, simultaneously, growing deeper into who we’ve always been.
When you aim to grow into a more confident you from a place of loving yourself now, you tap into a deeper plane of existence, and it’s beautiful. It’s hard to describe in words; it’s just something you need to experience for yourself. All in all, it’s a worthwhile experience.Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. – Nora Ephron Click To Tweet
Here are a few practices to support the friendship you maintain with yourself (with links to words I’ve penned about that subject in particular):
- Repeat affirmations for forgiving yourself until you’re willing to act on them.
- Cultivate a sincere attitude of gratitude.
- Keep a gratitude journal.
- Encourage your positive perceptions.
- Remember that you’re not your negative thoughts.
- Try to love and respect your body every day.
- Trust your internal guidance system.
- Embrace each setback as an opportunity to shift your perspective.
Authenticity and Confidence Begins, and Is Sustained, with Love
Above all, love will be my greatest achievement.
Loving life is something we ought to be doing a whole lot more, in my opinion. I also believe (and can personally attest to the manifestation of the belief) that loving ourselves activates a more full experience of being alive. To withhold love at all is to misunderstand the nature, purpose, and meaning of love.
The underlying purpose of this affirmation for confidence is really to help you choose love in every corner of your life to the best of your ability. Love isn’t whole unless it includes yourself.
Withhold love in any area of your life and you’ll be missing out on the whole experience of love, and of life.The compassion you grant yourself grants you access to a deeper layer of your inherent worth. Click To Tweet
All that’s done in love is done well, because it’s done authentically, with certainty, 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.
Wanting to improve upon certain aspects of yourself doesn’t require you to dismiss who you are now as not enough. From this place, from this moment forward, what you do in acceptance, gratitude, and hope will expand with more ease. Resist yourself, and you will amplify the feeling of resistance. Be easy with yourself, and you’ll be rooted in ease even as you spread your wings.
Building confidence, when done with love and not for any other reason, is a great act of extending the light to all. Our humble self-confidence gives rise, naturally, to the same inner awakening in others. In this way, your own self-love and self-confidence is a gift to everyone you meet.
- What (or who) helps you feel good about yourself—happy, confident, and comfortable in your own skin?
- Think of one area of your life where you’d like to nurture more authentic self-love, self-acceptance, and self-care.
- What’s one thing you can do today to get closer to that vision of inner contentment?
- What might it feel like to live out that vision?
Please share your thoughts, favorite excerpts from this affirmation, personal self-care tips that support your confidence, lessons learned in staying true to yourself, and any helpful or hopeful stories with me in the comments.
Share this affirmation for confidence 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. You’re here as you are on purpose; embrace that.