Three ways to be more confident

Recently, I’ve been mulling over the topic of insecurities and confidence.

I am just AMAZED by the number of insecure people–especially women–in the world.

It makes me SO SAD.

When I encounter a mean girl, bully, one-upper, Negative Nancy, or other not so nice person, I remind myself that they are, more likely than not, just feeling uncomfortable or insecure. (I’m sure there are a few just plain meanies out there, but I’d like to believe that all the issues really stem from insecurity, fear, and a lack of self-love.)

I reminded you all two weeks ago that YOU ARE ENOUGH! But, in thinking about it, sometimes we need a little bit more of a push than to just know that we are enough. We may know it in the back of our heads, but that doesn’t mean we BELIEVE it.

So here’s a few tips to help you get on the confidence bandwagon–and to not let those who are insecure bring you down.

1) BE BRAVE.

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I said it in August and I will say it again. BRAVERY is the first step in being happy, healthy, and successful. Uncomfortable feelings will come up. FEAR will come up. That is natural. That is a part of life. And it is up to you to choose to be authentic and continue DESPITE the fear, despite the kick-back you may get from others, despite the vulnerability of being you. Be brave. Be bold. Be courageous. Let your light shine out. You’ve just gotta do it if you want to beย  really content. ๐Ÿ™‚

2)ย  BELIEVE IN YOU!

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No one else is going to believe in you if YOU don’t believe in you. You can’t just SAY you’re confident. You have to BELIEVE that you are. Decide that you’re awesome, you’re amazing, that you’re deserving of great things. And then BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE. And remember, you can fake it ’til you make it. But you eventually have to make it and really, truly, honestly believe that you can do it and that you are WORTHY if you want to succeed. ๐Ÿ™‚

3) Be Your Own Cheerleader

Yep, that’s right. You gotta be brave, you gotta believe, and you gotta root for you!

Lucky for you, I wrote an entire blog post on How to Be Your Own Cheerleader this past spring.

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Try rooting for you as you’d root for a best friend, your favorite team, your child! And watch your confidence soar! ๐Ÿ™‚

How do you handle insecure people, self-confidence issues, and self-love? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,
Lora

6 Comments

  1. Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer February 9, 2015 10:42 am  Reply

    I love this. These are some great tips! Being brave really is the best first step. You have to be brave enough to be yourself, the more comfortable you are with you the more confident you can become!

  2. Jill February 9, 2015 11:54 am  Reply

    Great post! I def have trouble with believing in myself and that is key! If you don’t believe you can then no one else will. I think even people who may not be 100% confident but project that they are to the outside world end up being super successful!

  3. Rebecca @BeTrulyNourished February 9, 2015 2:43 pm  Reply

    Agreed! Being brave is huge. When we’re not brave when we want to, regret easily sets in and that does nothing to lead to happiness

  4. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine February 9, 2015 4:54 pm  Reply

    YES! Be brave, fearless, confident, and LOVE your life! Love that you get to wake-up every morning and MAKE something happen! You have the power to do and be amazing and only YOU are holding yourself back!

  5. Steph February 10, 2015 7:03 am  Reply

    Awesome post! I was actually working on a similar post about being confident while working out. Confidence is SUCH a hard thing to find, but once you do, you’re gold!

  6. Linda @ Veganosity February 13, 2015 10:22 am  Reply

    Love this! If I would just get out of my own way I’d be so much happier and successful. Thankfully, since I turned 50, I realized this and I’m becoming my own cheerleader, and I’m finally believing those who’ve supported and lifted me up for all of my life. ๐Ÿ™‚

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