On Monday, I got home and realized that I did not accomplish anything for that day; it was a wasted day.
I felt a little irritated at myself.
My wife asked “why are you in such a bad mood?”
“Nada (nothing),” I replied.
Yes I was irritated; my self-assertiveness was a little low. At night, I tried to recover some of my wasted day by writing and reading something...
Anyway, I do have a thought:
Sometimes it is really hard to focus, to get motivated. Our self-confidence feels misplaced; we lack motivation we feel lost and we do not know how to get back on track… It happens to all of us!
Then is when I ask myself: How can I come out of the hole, how can I get my confidence back?
Well, we need to begin slowly, to get back in track we need to get back gradually... self-confidence works like a muscle, and, like any muscle, in order to make it stronger, and increase endurance it must be constantly trained. The best training method is by getting of your butt and by taking action. Continual action, not only one time, but by being willing to take action on a daily basis, by taking 'every day action'.
‘Every-day action stands for daily-action.’ Day-to-day we must come up with a small action plan, a plan that we know that with enough effort we will be able to accomplish it. A simple plan, something that we will be able to accomplish with a little extra effort: using the stairs all day instead of the elevator if we want to get in better shape or reading the chapter of a book if we want to learn a new subject. A simple goal, a small enough and big enough accomplishment that we will able to achieve on a daily basis.
The next day we come up with another action plan, and we achieve it, and the third day, we achieve it again! By acting on our small daily-action plans, we will be moving forward step by step.
In time, these actions will build a positive momentum; our mind will envision successful results and these will re-enforce our confidence for good!
By taking daily-action, we feel accomplished and our self-confidence begins to shape; just like a muscle. We train everyday and we get stronger; confidence and self-esteem work the same, they are trainable!
_On Monday, after writing and reading for a while it felt that I did achieve something but not enough. On Tuesday, I got up early with an action plan: meditated for 15 minutes, had breakfast with the kids, went to the gym, business meetings, had dinner with the kids and watched a movie. At night, before going to sleep, it felt that I had a ‘productive day'; My confidence was back!
Who I am today as a person is largely due to my failures!