As you may know, something I get asked about A LOT is confidence.
People wanna know how I have it and what they can do to get it.
So let’s go there. Today, I wanna hit you with a confidence-boosting tip you can start using RIGHT NOW.
I’ll begin with a story.
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with reading. I devoured every book on our bookcase and lived for trips to the library.
I read all kinds of stories, but the ones filled with adventure and exploration captivated my attention in an all-consuming way. When I read these stories, I felt like the hero. I could lose myself in their fear, their curiosity, and their triumph.
Being a kid with a pretty active imagination, I soon found myself acting like my favourite fictional heroes in everyday life.
When I would go for a run, I pretended that I was a messenger for the queen, carrying a letter with information that would save the world from great devastation. This thought helped me to run faster.
When I was in the hospital, I pretended I was a hard-ass, tough-as-nails soldier who’d been hurt at war. This helped me put on my ‘game face’ in physio sessions, and helped me to mentally manage the pain.
It’s a habit that has stayed with me.
When I have a boring task, or when I’m facing a hard day, or just feeling low on confidence, I try to imagine a scenario that will make my work seem exciting and adventurous.
Putting on the persona of a hero, someone brave in the face of adversity – even if only for a minute – helps me to act with confidence.
I’d love for you to try this.
If you’re facing something tough right now, or maybe even just something boring, how can you inject a sense of adventure into what you’re doing?
Can you picture your favourite fictional or real-life hero, and imagine how they would see your current situation? Can you act as them and bring their attitude into your life, even for a moment?
After all, an ordeal can become an adventure – it just takes the right attitude. – Tweet it.
There are so many other ways to bring courage and adventure into your life too.
- Try an activity that pushes you outside your comfort zone (maybe rock climbing, surfing or speed skating)
- Try saying ‘yes’ to every opportunity that presents itself to you, even just for a day.
- Get outside – go for a bush walk or hike, go camping or even kayaking. Pretend you are discovering an untouched part of the world.
The point is that when you participate in something adventurous, you learn how to act with courage.
And acting with courage helps you to build confidence.
It’s an attitude that can transform your life.
Alright, now it’s over to you, I wanna hear your stories! Let me know if there’s a way you’ve turned a hard or boring time into something a little more adventurous, or how an adventure might have changed your outlook on life.
Let me know in the comments below.
FYI – I share a stack of confidence boosting tips in my eBook Mindset Magic. Maybe I’m biased ? but it’s definitely worth a read if you want to learn some simple but really effective strategies for building more confidence.