The Decision To Be Confident

Is confidence an innate quality? A skill? Or merely a decision?
Christi Hegstad February 18th, 2019
Confidence is something we can, to a significant extent, control. We can all make a decision, at any point in our lives, to create more of it.
Katty Kay & Claire Shipman

Coaching Tip:

Do you agree? Can we simply decide to be more confident – and become so?

Does that mean we could also decide to become more focused, or more disciplined, or more positive, and also see those come to fruition?

If you read my newsletter last week highlighting the PERMA model of positive psychology, you learned several ways we can enhance our mindset to change our experience.

You cannot always control what happens to you, but you may have more power over your experience than you realize.

Inspired Action:

This week, decide that you are confident.

What would a confident person do? How might they think? How would they carry themselves?

Perhaps a confident person would stand tall, speak clearly, listen actively, set healthy boundaries, make a decision, practice positive self-talk, and/or take an action.

Ponder the topic of confidence, then decide to be confident in some situations this week. Play around with the possibility that you can cultivate confidence, and see if it starts leading you to a different experience.

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