"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time."
Many people think that strength and confidence comes from how others react to us and what they think of us. The truth is that strength and confidence comes from what we choose to believe about ourselves. We can choose to believe that we have the skills and abilities that make us strong and confident. Or we can choose to believe that only others possess these traits. What you choose to believe about yourself influences how you will live your life. Your beliefs can make you strong, and confident, and successful.
This week: When you find yourself in a challenging situation, experiment with the belief that you have all the skills you need to handle it. Play with the idea that you are strong and confident. Notice that when you begin to believe this might be true, you begin to feel stronger and more confident.
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and expert in helping people change limiting beliefs and create greater happiness and success. She helps people identify and let go of their "emotional clutter"--those negative emotions and limiting beliefs that keep them stuck. For more information and to download free resources, go to http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/ .