Day 1 Get Dressed in Confidence Before You Get Out of Bed
Day 2 How to Define Confidence and Happiness in Your Life
Day 3 How to Portray Confidence When You Don’t Feel Confident
Day 4 How to Create the Confidence You Want
Day 5 Being Confident Through the Week
Welcome to Day Two of the Creating Confidence 5 Day Challenge. I believe that everyone can succeed and be happy with the right encouragement inspiration, and motivation. That is why I created the blogs Janeane’s World and Blogging Bookkeeper. It is also why I work each day to create resources designed to encourage, inspire, and motivate you to be your best work and home. Confidence encourages inspires and motivates us to do and be better. Thus, the idea for this Creating Confidence 5 Day Challenge.
This challenge consists of two parts. The first part is a message that will help you create the confidence you need to do anything you want. The second part is a homework assignment that will help you start increasing your confidence. So, let’s get started talking about defining confidence for yourself.
Step One: Define Confidence for Yourself
If you want to be confident, define confidence for yourself. Do not live your life on someone else’s terms. Everyone has heard the saying, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” This saying is perfectly appropriate in creating confidence in your life. The first thing you must do is decide what confidence means to you.
To create confidence in your life, get out your writing and information planning device of choice. You may use pen and paper, computer, tablet or even smart phone. The tool does not matter; what matters is that you get out some tool so that you get your dream down on paper (hard copy or electronic). It is important to get your dream in writing, so you can refer to it later.
A dream is an active thing. A dream has a life. Once you write it down or type it out, you will need to add to it, subtract from it and take the steps to make it a reality. By putting the dream in writing, you can carry it with you, pull it out and look at it whenever you need to be encouraged and reinvigorated. Carrying your dream in written form subtly reminds you that your dream has life and needs your attention. Step one in creating confidence and success in your life is to write down the dream. This means that you actually write your own definition for confidence and success.
Step Two: Create a SMART Plan to Create the Confidence You Need
When a plan is SMART, it is:
Specific – when a plan is specific all the details needed to accomplish it are included in the plan.
Measurable – when a plan is measurable there are guides that indicate success or failure. A plan is measurable if you can readily determine if the plan has been accomplished.
Attainable – when a plan is attainable it can be accomplished by the person attempting to complete the plan.
Realistic – when a plan is realistic it makes sense that it can be accomplished by the person making the plan in the way in which the plan is laid out, and within the parameters of the plan.
Time Bound – when a plan is time-bound there is a time by which the plan must be accomplished.
Your homework for today is to take write down you what confidence looks like to you. Then create a SMART plan for becoming the confident person you want to be.
Tune in tomorrow for Day Two of the Creating Confidence 5 Day Challenge.