In my experience as a life coach, confidence is often the make-it-or-break-it element of achieving your goals.
And this is a BIG DEAL because you have some BIG-TIME, IMPORTANT GOALS (you know, the really big ones, like quality time with your family, living green, or writing the book you been dreaming of).
It’s these kinds of goals that give you a MEANINGFUL, HAPPY LIFE. So you can’t afford to hold back just because you lack a little confidence.
Luckily, if I was your life coach and you needed to boost your confidence to achieve your goals, I have a few tricks that I would use right away.
And here they are…
6 Ways to Boost Your Confidence Around Your Goals, From a Life Coach:
1. Describe the best-case scenario.
When people first start out with a life coach, they tend to have a pesky habit – focusing on the problem rather than the solution. So don’t make that mistake yourself. Ask yourself what you really want, assuming the best possible scenario, assuming everything will work out more easily than you ever imagined possible.
The truth is, you will achieve the goals that matter, as long as you work your plan. So allow yourself to get excited about success on your terms and don’t “what-if” yourself right into a corner.
2. Leverage your strengths.
Think about other goals you’ve achieved in the past and the strengths you used to achieve them. As you coach yourself to apply these strengths to your current goal, you’ll instantly boost your confidence.
3. Identify the obstacles.
It’s totally normal to lack confidence when there are legitimate obstacles. In other words, the reality is simply that there are challenges, but what you feel is low confidence. So, look at your strengths, resources, and network. Then brainstorm practical strategies to overcome the obstacles. Strategic preparation helps you naturally boost your confidence.
4. Build your knowledge and skills.
If you don’t have the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your goals, of course you won’t feel confident. It comes up all the time in life coaching, so every time you set a goal you should always take a minute to ask if there’s anything you need to learn.
I guarantee you that you will find something. Once you do, make a plan to get that information, and up goes your confidence.
5. Get support.
This is another life coaching biggie. A lot of people, especially in cultures that prize individuality, think that they always need to go it alone. And of course you’ll feel less confident if you don’t feel like you have a support system. So get one. Reach out to people who have similar goals and ask them to walk beside you.
6. Do it anyway and feel confident later.
What do you think? What have you done to boost your confidence?
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