There are a significant amount of benefits to having a confident mindset. Decisions become easier to make, good things seem to happen more frequently, and change becomes less and less frightening. Having a confident mindset can and will change your life, and it will only do so for the better.
The Ability To Overcome Obstacles
Life has been weird recently. I’m not going to say that it’s been bad, but it has been weird. My parents are getting ready to make a move across the country, and for the first time in my life, being able to see them whenever I want to won’t be a reality for me.
Aside from that, I just got told that I “wasn’t qualified enough” for a job that I so badly wanted, got rejected from another one, and have a vacation in Mexico in just over a month that I have yet to book.
Everything keeps just piling on.
Previously, all of this stress and change would have crippled me and thrown me into a state of depression, especially the rejection part. It seems weird to admit, though, but I am right now the happiest I have ever been, and each day is only getting better. Sure, I am tired and a little stressed, but I am so freaking happy.
My ability to overcome these obstacles that life has presented me with is a direct result of having a confident mindset. All of the change, all of the rejection, all of the stress has been overwhelming at times, but I am so confident in myself and the fact that everything happens for a reason, to the point where there is very little that could potentially bring me down right now.
Developing A Confident Mindset
In a recent blog post, Conquer Your Mind and Overcome Your Fears, I talked about the ability to envision yourself bigger. When you fear an outcome, become scared, feel uncertain, lack confidence, or even when you simply feel sad, you often feel small when you experience any of these feelings.
To counter these emotions, all you need to do is to envision yourself being physically bigger. Envision yourself being bigger than other people, bigger than the environment in which you are in, bigger than the world. Sometimes, I like to even envision myself bouncing the world like a basketball. Why? Because I gain a sense of confidence in doing so.
Being bigger is usually associated with being stronger, and when you are stronger, you start to recognize your true potential. All of a sudden those who once judged you become weaker, judgement itself has less meaning, your fears become easier to overcome, and your goals seem easier to achieve. All of these are attributes that most of us want to possess.
Envisioning myself as being physically bigger is what has helped me to find my true strength and to overcome all of the recent obstacles that life has presented me with. I don’t fear these obstacles any longer, because by envisioning myself as being physically bigger, I am also envisioning myself as stronger.
Finding Your Strength
We all have the strength to overcome any obstacle that stands in our way. Sometimes, all we need is a little more belief in ourselves to remind us of the true strength that we already possess.
“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
This has to be one of my favorite quotes of all time because it resembles the true power that we have to live whatever life we choose to live. If you want to be successful, start envisioning yourself as successful. If you want to become stronger, start envisioning yourself as being stronger. Those who are crazy enough to chase their goals are the only ones who stand a chance of ever achieving them.
The next time that you experience a major obstacle in your life, I want you to try this. Envision a larger you. Envision yourself holding the globe in the palm of your hand because it is yours for the taking. When you do, notice how you begin to feel. All of a sudden your chest begins to pop out, you stand taller, you act with more decisiveness, and you feel stronger. This is what happens when you envision yourself bigger, and it is called developing a confident mindset.
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