I used to believe that I needed more confidence.
If only I had more confidence I would have/do/be _______
I would spend all my time fighting for why I couldn’t be true to and honest with myself.
I would fight for why nothing could change.
I would fight for ‘how things are’ (even though I sensed there was a better way).
All because I had convinced myself that confidence was a pre-requisite for real change.
Without this confidence, I believed, I was not able to experience more inner balance and joy, while being in deliberate creation of my life.
The funny thing was when I realized confidence isn’t a pre-requisite for me to step into being more of who I am and want to be.
It’s not confidence I needed.
I needed courage.
That deep down feeling that says, ‘well, I don’t know exactly what is going to happen, and I’m going to step into this anyway’.
I realized that all the books, skills, mentors, and information means absolutely nothing…. if I don’t have the courage to live it.
Over time, I have become less concerned about confidence, and more trusting of my courage.
In my courage I have found that, no matter what emerges as a result of a big change, leap, or the like, I’m well equipped to operate smoothly through it.
In knowing that, I stay grounded.
Where are you currently waiting for confidence in lieu of stepping into the courage you innately have?
PS: Some believe that we have to make an enormous shift to always living from courage, and that can keep us at a standstill. It’s in the first, then second, then third act where we do what feels hard, that a reinforcing cycle can emerge.
Start where you are, and step into 5% more courage today.