Other than being a driving force, motivation also serves as a catalyst for confidence. When someone is confident about doing something, that person is clearly motivated for the reason that he is confident. In short, you’re more motivated to do something when you know you could do it. Self-confidence starts with being able to grasp what you are capable of. This will later on pile up making your confidence bigger and bigger. For starters, here’s how to let motivation sink in and earn you confidence:
Have the Right Mindset
Your state of mind is very important in gaining confidence. Try to take this simple exercise. Take a clear glass and fill it up all the way to the middle. Now, test yourself whether you think the glass is half empty or half full. It’s a bit tricky and quite intimidating. There’s basically no wrong answer here. It’s all about how you perceive things whether positive or negative. If you look at the glass half empty then you’re more seeing the negative side of things. On the other hand, if you see it as half full, then your point of view is clearly positive keeping in mind that the glass can still be filled more. Confidence adapts the same concept. If you see things negatively, your confidence is bound to go on a downward spiral but look at it positively and you’re up for success.
Change for the Better
Being motivated doesn’t just happened magically or perhaps overnight. It’s accompanied with lots of changes. These changes are necessary to fulfill the need for confidence and other factors such as determination and commitment. Don’t be intimidated with any changes, it’s only a matter of time before you get used to them. And besides, it’s for the better.
Start Slowly but Surely
Motivate yourself with your brimming confidence. Start small but gradually level up. Being optimistic and open for change doesn’t come easily. It comes with a price of letting go of your past habits and it takes a lot of will power to do all these. Keep in mind that the only constant in this world is change. The people who fail to adapt to these changes are the ones who don’t go very far. On the other hand, those who are optimistic, confident, and open to these changes achieve the best of what life has in store for those who are willing to go the extra mile.