Whether you are an athlete, real estate broker, fireman or a weekend warrior looking to drop 10 lbs. Confidence will make or break you. I see people struggle with this everyday and it affects every aspect of your life, but today I’m going to talk about how it affects your workouts and the results you get from your efforts.
Confidence comes from a belief in yourself.
If you’ve kicked ass in the past, you were probably chasing something (title, stepping on stage, photo shoot, etc) or you were motivated into action for another reason. The point here is that the people that kick butt and make things happen usually have a clear, emotional reason to show up.
Did you participate in sports, plays or other groups growing up? If you competed or performed at a high level, the requirements aren’t easy or convenient. Long hours of practice, performances, tournaments, early mornings, late nights and everything else that’s involved were probably not always what you felt like doing, right? It wasn’t convenient, but it was important to do well.
The fact of the matter was that you had a coach to hold you accountable and a team or group of people that you respected and were counting on you. So how does this apply to your life today?
I see hundred of people say that they want to look and feel better, but they don’t have weekly games or performances. There is no state tournament or local community that is counting on their performance at the big game! Most people don’t have a support team that is there for them during their ups and downs. Most adults are less committed to their goals than a high school athlete, but it doesn’t have to be that way!
The reason people lack confidence and never achieve their goals is because they have “tried to do it before” and did not succeed for whatever reason. Either they didn’t set goals, didn’t have support or they didn’t have the correct guidance to ensure their success.
Have you ever been a part of a winning team or in a room or arena with a winning team? It may have been in athletics, business, church or other group. If you’ve been around a winning team, you know what I’m talking about. The energy is contagious and effects everyone that gets around that team.
Do you remember what it feels like?
Did it inspire you to be better?
In order to build your confidence, you need to make success a habit. A big goal is important, but sometimes scary and overwhelming. Break your goals down into bite size pieces that you can accomplish daily or weekly.
Doing it all by yourself is tough, so we need to surround ourselves with like minded people. Find a local team, group or company that can help support you on your journey
We all need a coach or someone with experience and expertise helping people achieve great things. You can’t get good advise from someone that lacks experience, period.
So, do you want to bullet proof your confidence?
Then set some goals, find a support team and determine who can guide you along the way. Open yourself up and do something that moves you. Then stick with it and be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal. Wake up early, stay late, practice hard, stay consistent and you will become increasingly confident. It works every time, you just have to be consistent and persistent long enough to reap the benefits of your labor.
An olympic athlete isn’t born overnight. They sacrifice years of their life, practicing and fine tuning their skills.
A successful business man isn’t born savvy, experienced and full of knowledge about their industry. They study, work, adapt, learn, change, travel and stress for years to earn their rewards.
Every successful person sacrifices time, energy and usually money to become confident in their craft.
I know you can do it, all you have to do is start and don’t ever quit!
Is it always easy, no. But if its important enough, you will do everything necessary to improve every week, get better, become more efficient and make consistent progress until your goal is achieved.
Say it with me “I can do it, I will do it and nothing can stop me along the way!”