I remember hearing once that you be more willing to keep commitments to yourself over commitments to other people.
I was a little shocked at first and thought that it was okay to do the opposite because you can always make time for the stuff you need to do “later.”
Try It Out
So I gave it a try to see what really happens when you never take no for an answer from yourself. I very strategically put things on my calendar and I DID them no matter what came up. I wouldn’t let myself have any excuses.
It was pretty crazy what I started to feel…..MORE CONFIDENCE!
I also began to learn so many new skills. They were all things I was wanting and needing to do, but I finally really took the time to do them.
Have you ever been around someone that doesn’t do what they say? It is pretty frustrating and unfortunately, you end up not having much confidence in them.
You don’t trust them to do what they say and you most likely don’t really want them around after a while.
It is the exact same within ourselves. When we don’t do what we say we will do, we begin to not trust ourselves. Our confidence begins to diminish. After sometime, we don’t even like being around ourselves.
Sound familiar? It is all too familiar to so many of us.
The answer…Write everything you want or need to on your calendar. With specific times.
Then just do it!
No excuses. No questions asked, even if it is the last thing you want to do!
Teach your brain that it can trust you to do what you say you are going to do!
What your confidence grow little by little!