October 5, 2020

Don’t Be Afraid to Be Wrong

Affirmations are powerful, positive sentences that can change your mindset. Don’t focus on challenges and lack, but on healthy self-esteem and unshakeable self-confidence.

Read the affirmation below aloud. Loud enough for your mind to hear your voice saying the words and notice how you feel. Feeling better? Repeat this affirmation at least twice a day – morning, and night – for 21 to 28 days.

Comment below that you’ve started this process. Add entries in your journal each day as to how you’re feeling. Note the positive changes you’ve made and celebrate them! Send me a note using the contact form and let me know how you’re doing!


Trusting Yourself and Increased Confidence Go Hand-in-Hand

If you have had a difficult time trusting yourself – including not fearing to be wrong because you trust your sense of what’s right – it may be a sign that you lack confidence.

You cannot develop any trust or let go of the fear of being wrong without increasing your sense of confidence. Ideally, you should feel secure in your abilities and be strong in your convictions. But it’s valuable (and wise) to know when you are wrong as well.

I trust my sense of what’s right.

The above requires you to develop increased confidence. That may seem scary to you – especially if you’ve struggled with it in the past – however, it’s not as difficult as you think.

No one is born with confidence. It is something people learn and develop during their lives. It’s the same for you. Take steps to develop your confidence and trusting yourself becomes easier.

Fear is the biggest limiter of confidence. When you give in to your fears, you diminish the chances of increasing your confidence. That negative effect deepens if you don’t handle it quickly. You need to face your fears head-on.

I conquer my fears and increase my confidence.

That doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind and be reckless. You should take chances but only if they won’t put your life or others’ lives in danger. You would not jump out of a plane without a parachute. Don’t make frivolous decisions, either. Confidence is about knowing the difference.

Start out with small tasks that you’ve been afraid to try in the past. Most outcomes will turn out better than you imagine. If you try to project what will happen, and it’s always a negative outcome, you will never make any decisions. Take on those small tasks without thinking too much about what’s going to happen. That will build up your confidence as you’ve never seen before.

You should ask questions when you aren’t sure about the situations you face. Confidence is not about having all the answers. It’s about knowing where to find them and who to rely on with the knowledge that you need. It’s also about pulling the trigger when you have gathered enough information.

I gather enough information to take positive, confident action.

Confidence is about taking responsibility for your decisions and your actions. If you believe in what you are doing, you can portray that belief to others affected by your decisions. You will come across as being weak if you start blaming others when your situation doesn’t go as planned.

Once the “blame game” occurs, others will lose faith in you. That will cause your confidence to erode, and self-doubt will take over. When you make your decisions, you own them, even if they don’t work out.

When you increase your confidence, you will automatically increase trusting yourself. Then, you can accomplish more than you ever imagined.

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About the Author

Dianne M. Daniels is a Consultant and Candidate Unitarian Universalist Minister that empowers intelligent, passionate women to discover and manifest the best of who they are and who they want to be.Her signature program, The Spiritually Authentic Woman, teaches how to create a new, more joyful life as you let go of living the way OTHERS think you should while tapping into your uniquely authentic spirituality.

Dianne Daniels

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