Many of us have limiting beliefs about ourselves in at least one area of our lives. Almost everybody wishes they were more confident – but how do you get that way?
The good news is that self-confidence really can be learned and built on. It comes from repeated practice and small successes which build into large successes. With the right commitment and effort, you can build your self-confidence – and trust me – it’s well-worth the effort! Here are your three homework assignments to see an instant boost in your self-confidence.
Watch Your Self-Talk
The messages that you repeatedly send to yourself day in and day out reflect your ability to see opportunity, your willingness to act on this opportunity, and ultimately your success.
“Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening.”
– Lisa M. Hayes
Assignment #1: Stop thoughts that are limiting and self-defeating immediately and replace with words that are positive and confident. “I got this. I will succeed. I’m so proud of myself.”
How much of your day do you spend obsessively comparing yourself to your friends or colleagues? Maybe it looks like everyone on LinkedIn is doing better on the ladder than you are or maybe everyone on Facebook has a better lifestyle. But did you know that without the whole story, you really have no basis for comparison?
If you’re a frequent player of the comparison game, you know it always leads to you feeling terrible about yourself. When you compare yourself, you are now set in a direct line for failure and feelings of guilt.
Assignment #2: Shift the attention that you’ve been wasting in comparisons back to you and your goals and you will instantly see an increase in self-confidence.
Exercising helps your body to produce feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It will make you feel better about yourself, give you more energy and encourage better life choices and a better attitude. A portion of our confidence comes from how we feel in our own skin and how healthy our body feels inside. Confidence is a mind and body state.
Lisa lost 40 pounds with Oxycise and shared, “My strength, stamina, endurance, and lung capacity have increased enormously, not to mention my confidence and self-esteem. My clothes fit like they are supposed to; my outlook on life is considerably more upbeat and positive; plus, I’m in the best shape (mentally and physically) I’ve ever been–even my doctor is impressed. For the rest of my life I will neither obsess about exercise and fitness nor worry about going back to the way I was. I’m happy to say I’ve made a lifelong commitment to this program. Oxycise! has made all the difference.”
Assignment #3: Plan a time 5-6 days this week to do an Oxycise workout and execute. If you don’t think you have time, identify three areas in your life where you can cut 5 minutes day. Take that 15 minutes to Oxycise!