4.  Dust yourself off on a Sunday afternoon and start all over again with something new for the upcoming week. 

One little step at a time and before you know it – self-reliance… and a bit of confidence will creep up on you.

 

Did you complete that task/activity entirely?  If so, bravo!   

You MUST take time to reward yourself. You just must. It might be a piece of chocolate. A new dress. An extra hour of watching your favorite sports team. Just treat yourself for a tiny fraction of time. 

If not, look at what you did accomplish.  Is it further than you thought you could get?  

That’s all that matters.  One step at a time.  Even if it’s only a mere thought right now.  That’s a step.  Take it and be proud.

Try again tomorrow… or next week… but just keep trying.  

You’ll be amazed at how good it makes you feel to realize you have more inside than you thought.

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4.  Dust yourself off on a Sunday afternoon and start all over again with something new for the upcoming week. 

One little step at a time and before you know it – self-reliance… and a bit of confidence will creep up on you.

 

Did you complete that task/activity entirely?  If so, bravo!   

You MUST take time to reward yourself. You just must. It might be a piece of chocolate. A new dress. An extra hour of watching your favorite sports team. Just treat yourself for a tiny fraction of time. 

If not, look at what you did accomplish.  Is it further than you thought you could get?  

That’s all that matters.  One step at a time.  Even if it’s only a mere thought right now.  That’s a step.  Take it and be proud.

Try again tomorrow… or next week… but just keep trying.  

You’ll be amazed at how good it makes you feel to realize you have more inside than you thought.

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www.Twitter.com/MovieHatch

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Why are some people seemingly so confident?

You know the type.  They walk into any room and have a solid aura that surrounds them.

People gravitate to wherever they’re standing.  They can talk to anyone and never seem to stumble on their own words; while most people get anxious just walking out the door to go to the meeting or event. 

I have a theory.  It’s a recipe of sorts for having confidence.  

Why me? 

Funny thing about that.  

People seem to pick that trait of confidence as one of the first descriptors for me.  It baffles me because I certainly don’t feel confident much of the time. 

I started thinking about why people might think this of me.  I began to really pay attention to people around me – more so than usuaI.  Then I dug deep and analyzed myself, read about it, asked other confident people and came up with this ‘recipe’.

This is one ingredient of that recipe.

 Today’s ingredient: Self-Reliance

Why are some people seemingly so confident?

You know the type.  They walk into any room and have a solid aura that surrounds them.

People gravitate to wherever they’re standing.  They can talk to anyone and never seem to stumble on their own words; while most people get anxious just walking out the door to go to the meeting or event. 

I have a theory.  It’s a recipe of sorts for having confidence.  

Why me? 

Funny thing about that.  

People seem to pick that trait of confidence as one of the first descriptors for me.  It baffles me because I certainly don’t feel confident much of the time. 

I started thinking about why people might think this of me.  I began to really pay attention to people around me – more so than usuaI.  Then I dug deep and analyzed myself, read about it, asked other confident people and came up with this ‘recipe’.

This is one ingredient of that recipe.

 Today’s ingredient: Self-Reliance

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“Nothing is as satisfying as self-reliance”

John D Rockefeller

“Nothing is as satisfying as self-reliance”

John D Rockefeller

“It is better to rely on your own strength instead of someone else’s compassion”

Gary Halbert

“It is better to rely on your own strength instead of someone else’s compassion”

Gary Halbert

Self-reliance is a foundation element to having confidence.  

If you’ve had to rely on other people financially, emotionally or physically, you’ll understand that it brings a level of instability.  

This is because you can’t make the decisions.  

You’re relying on another person and their moods, attitude, fluctuating situations/abilities and emotions.  

No matter how much you try to fool yourself, you absolutely don’t have total control over another human being.  

You might be able to influence others, but ultimately, you can’t control what they say or do.  

And if that person is in control of decisions that affect your financial, emotional or physical well-being, then you’re stuck in a state that reacts to their fluctuating behavior.

This leads to instability in your own world.  

And instability leads to uncertainty.  

Uncertainty eats away at your own control, which in turn, chips away at confidence.

Self-reliance is a foundation element to having confidence.  

If you’ve had to rely on other people financially, emotionally or physically, you’ll understand that it brings a level of instability.  

This is because you can’t make the decisions.  

You’re relying on another person and their moods, attitude, fluctuating situations/abilities and emotions.  

No matter how much you try to fool yourself, you absolutely don’t have total control over another human being.  

You might be able to influence others, but ultimately, you can’t control what they say or do.  

And if that person is in control of decisions that affect your financial, emotional or physical well-being, then you’re stuck in a state that reacts to their fluctuating behavior.

This leads to instability in your own world.  

And instability leads to uncertainty.  

Uncertainty eats away at your own control, which in turn, chips away at confidence.

I’ve always felt it’s incredibly important to be self-reliant.  

I know I can always rely on myself to figure out a situation or find a solution to a problem.  

I can’t solve problems of astronauts circling Jupiter, but I’m talking about situations of daily life. 

 

I’ve been very independent my whole life and that helps.  

But even someone who isn’t so independent can learn to be very self-reliant.  

I’ve always felt it’s incredibly important to be self-reliant.  

I know I can always rely on myself to figure out a situation or find a solution to a problem.  

I can’t solve problems of astronauts circling Jupiter, but I’m talking about situations of daily life. 

 

I’ve been very independent my whole life and that helps.  

But even someone who isn’t so independent can learn to be very self-reliant.  

It’s certainly easier to have someone else take care of things.  

Believe me, I have plenty of times when I just want to curl up and let someone else handle my responsibilities – financial or otherwise.  

I have a little pity party and then stand up and just get on with whatever is at hand.

 

In the short term, it sucks.  

I’d rather be lazy.  

But in the long term, it’s helped me know that I can count on myself…. 

No. Matter. What.  

I have confidence that I can rely on myself to handle things and not depend on others.  

 

I might want help from others, but I don’t need it.

 

When you have that insight for yourself, your confidence quotient increases.  

Right now, that’s our goal, so let’s stick with it.

It’s certainly easier to have someone else take care of things.  

Believe me, I have plenty of times when I just want to curl up and let someone else handle my responsibilities – financial or otherwise.  

I have a little pity party and then stand up and just get on with whatever is at hand.

 

In the short term, it sucks.  

I’d rather be lazy.  

But in the long term, it’s helped me know that I can count on myself…. 

No. Matter. What.  

I have confidence that I can rely on myself to handle things and not depend on others.  

 

I might want help from others, but I don’t need it.

 

When you have that insight for yourself, your confidence quotient increases.  

Right now, that’s our goal, so let’s stick with it.

What to do now:

 

1.  Pay attention to your daily activities.  

Or perhaps a monthly one – for instance, financial.  

It might seem like a huge burden to add another responsibility to your to-do list, but if you figure out how to save a little bit of money throughout the month so that you don’t need to ask mom/dad/husband/wife/friend for money to pay off what you owe, you’ll feel great pride.

 

2.  Find an activity or responsibility that you let someone else handle for you.  

I’m not talking about taking out the garbage (it always helps to have someone else do that!).  

Look for something you think you can’t do yourself.  

Create a list of a few things.  

An example is fixing something that breaks in your home.  

Or deciding on an appropriate behavior at work/school.  

 

3.  Then try to do one of them.  It’s ok if you fail.  

It’s the attempt that matters.  See how far you get on your own. 

Try again and again and if you still can’t accomplish the goal, then ask for help but feel pride in the fact that you did your best.  

Chances are, you learned something in the process.

What to do now:

 

1.  Pay attention to your daily activities.  

Or perhaps a monthly one – for instance, financial.  

It might seem like a huge burden to add another responsibility to your to-do list, but if you figure out how to save a little bit of money throughout the month so that you don’t need to ask mom/dad/husband/wife/friend for money to pay off what you owe, you’ll feel great pride.

 

2.  Find an activity or responsibility that you let someone else handle for you.  

I’m not talking about taking out the garbage (it always helps to have someone else do that!).  

Look for something you think you can’t do yourself.  

Create a list of a few things.  

An example is fixing something that breaks in your home.  

Or deciding on an appropriate behavior at work/school.  

 

3.  Then try to do one of them.  It’s ok if you fail.  

It’s the attempt that matters.  See how far you get on your own. 

Try again and again and if you still can’t accomplish the goal, then ask for help but feel pride in the fact that you did your best.  

Chances are, you learned something in the process.