Act Confident. Breathe Confidence. These actions will develop the feeling of confidence.
“The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.”
Confidence is a feeling and while it is a feeling, we can take actions to develop this feeling. Picture the way you walk. Are you taking the “Loser’s Limp?” A slow walk with your eyes focused on the ground. Or are you taking the “Winner’s Walk/Successful Strut?” A powerful walk/strut with your head up, shoulder’s back, making eye contact and saying, “Hello” to anyone you come in contact with. Walking with a purpose and confidence is a simple action to do.
Focus on your breathing to develop confidence. When you breathe, breathe in positive energy. Feel your body breathing in the energy and strength that you require. When you exhale, you are breathing out the negativity and doubt that has crept into your body.
These two simple actions will allow you to develop confidence in yourself. This confidence in yourself will build and compound into something bigger because once we have confidence in ourselves, we will develop stronger confidence in our teammates and coworkers. Imagine what a team would be like if everyone walked off the bus at an away game with the Winner’s Walk. Your team would be ahead before the game even began.
Lastly, some of the greatest performances of all-time occurred when the performers were less than 100% Confident. We love to build our confidence, but please know your confidence does not need to be fully charged to perform in the present moment. Be strong with your body language and go COMPETE!!
QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
Today, focus on the Winner’s Walk/Successful Strut and Breath in Confidence.
At the end of the day, reflect on the change in the way people respond to you.
Every day is a competition and it is yours to win.