Self Confidence is vital for your success and happiness. But for many of us we've been conditioned to have a low self-esteem. We’ve all been programed since birth to focus more on the stuff we’ve messed up, than on what we’ve done right. Our parents scolded us when we stepped out of line, but said nothing when you were well behaved. Our teachers gave us a big X on our wrong answers and left the right ones blank. Our coaches yelled at us for dropping the ball, but said nothing when we made a good catch.
Isn’t it true that there was often more emotional intensity around our negative actions than our positive ones? Well for most of us, yes!
Jack Canfield’s book The Success Principles gives us a great way to look at self-confidence. He says “ Imagine for a moment that your self-esteem is like a stack of poker chips. Then imagine that you and I are playing a game of poker and you have 10 chips and I have 200 chips. Who do think is going to play more conservatively in this game of poker? Yes, you are. If you lose two bets of 5 chips you’re out of the game. I can loose 5 chips 40 times before I’m out of the game, so I am going to take more risks because I can afford to take the losses. Your level of self-esteem works the same way. The more self esteem you have, the more risks you are willing to take.” Isn’t that true? (Great book by the way, I highly recommend it)
Now let's do a closed eye process, click the link and allow yourself to relax. We're going to wipe out those limiting beliefs, and add some powerful ones!