A week ago, I was no blogger. To be honest, I didn’t know where to start. I didn’t mind the sound of the writing bit. I wasn’t entirely sure what I would write, but I had some idea of what I might write about. What stood between me and my documented thoughts was the challenge of having a ‘BLOG”. I mean, what is that? I still don’t know the technical answer, if I’m honest. I guess it’s just a form of website that allows me the luxury of posting my thoughts into the ether, where they get read by people, like us, who search for or stumble upon articles that interest, engage or challenge us in some way. How would you describe it?
You might now be wondering how come I’m here! It would be really easy not to be. In yesterday’s post I talked about resistance, and I have definitely noticed some resistance in getting this far. But the truth is, I deal with the resistance by staying in touch with my ‘why’. Knowing your why is all about knowing your vision and purpose. And as I help more and more people to achieve success – real unstoppability – in their own unique way, I realise that having a ‘why’ is more important than knowing the ‘how’.
Yet so often we allow the ‘how’ to hold us back. It’s taken me months to get this blog off the ground because I didn’t know where to start – I foolishly allowed that to hold me back. It’s easy to think that we don’t have the right things – the premises or the equipment or the people or other resources – that we need to make a start. Or maybe we back off, thinking we just don’t have the knowledge, or the capability or skills to move forward. These sort of thoughts quickly become our reality because we start to believe them and to live as if they are true. Dangerous things, our thoughts!
These negative thoughts – even when they are just thoughts – can leave dents in our confidence and then we fool ourselves into thinking that even if we did have the skills or knowledge to make our unique contribution in the world, we don’t have the confidence to do it anyway. Some of these thoughts, like other types of dents, just need a little bit of TLC to bring things back to a polished, even finish. Others need more work and maybe help from an expert. If that interests you, take a look at how I can help you, here.
But there is one commonly held belief in the world that I want to hammer out, like a big dirty messy dent, right here and now. How often do you hear someone say that they don’t have the confidence to do something. Maybe that’s you. Maybe not having the confidence to start is stopping you from creating something extraordinary with your life.
Here’s the thing. Confidence isn’t a pre-requisite. You don’t NEED it to make a start. Start with your why, your passion and your purpose. Confidence is an outcome of taking action – the more action we take, the more we achieve. The more we achieve, the more our confidence grows and the more action we take… etc etc etc!
Turn your confi-dents into confidence by taking action now. Here’s another great quote from the fabulous Steven Pressfield to reassure you that you can do this! “There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny”.
Let this be your moment. You’ve got this!
Until next time… be bold, be brave and be brilliant.
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