Have you wondered how to move with confidence? Are there tools you can use to help you move with more confidence? Some people move with confidence no matter what is going on around them.
Every day you have a choice on how you will handle things. Everything from the smallest detail from the time you open your eyes till you stop at night. Are you using the events in your day to set you on the path to success?
From the wonderful things that go just right to the things that are a challenge to complete. You can choose how you will not only look at it but how you will use it to improve your mindset, mood, and overall success of your day.
Are you stuck on Replay?
Do you let the past take up to much of your present? Do you replay things over and over in your mind? Your mind is a powerful tool when used properly. It can also keep you stuck if you are replaying the wrong types of information through your memory.
Are you reliving past events in your mind? When things do not go as planned it can cause a loop of replay, trying to figure out where things went wrong. You can get stuck here if you focus on the negative aspects and emotions.
There is nothing wrong with looking back at a situation or event that was unexpected or did not go as planned. Analyzing what happened and maybe a better approach or smoother way of handling similar situations in the future is smart.
Using negative self-talk to beat yourself up is not okay. Replaying the situation and tearing yourself apart because things could have gone better when looking back is not healthy. Hindsight is 20/20 but I believe the best possible decision was made at the time with all the current information you had available.
To judge your past because you would do it differently now that you have more information is just silly. You did not have the knowledge then that you do now. Instead of being negative and judgmental use what you learned to do better in the future where you can make a difference.
Make a Decision
Step up or Step down, just decide so you can move with confidence. To be confident in what you are doing you have to know what that is. You have choices every day. You must choose a direction.
Once you choose your direction you can plan with clarity. You will have the ability to see what you need to get there. You can now assess what areas you need to develop to get there because you now know where you are heading.
Not having all the knowledge you need to get there is not a problem. It is actually a solution. Now you can map out how to learn the necessary skills and find help. You do not have to know all the answers when you start.
When you make a decision you need to be sure and have a realistic timeline. Some things take longer than others. If you are not honest with yourself as you plan you will get frustrated. Knowing you are heading in the right direction needs to be a priority.
Be Open to Change
Be okay with change. Sometimes as you learn more you need to make adjustments. Be okay with altering your plans. Just as hindsight is 20/20 due to more knowledge so you must approach your learning as foresight. The more you learn the better you can refine your goal with more clarity.
Ignorance is not an excuse but a motivator. It will help direct you in what you need to learn when you know where you are going. The key is to reassess as you learn to be sure you are still on track to your goal. If not adjust accordingly.
In some instances, as you grow you may decide to change your goal completely. That is okay too. Be open to becoming more of who you want to be as you learn. What you wanted before you started may change as you learn more. That is okay too.
Just be sure to decide with clarity so you can adjust your plan with the same clarity. Being indecisive leads to procrastination and insecurity. You can not make a plan if you don’t know what result you are wanting.
How To Move With Confidence
So be open to the change and accept the new direction. Adjust your goal and make a new plan. Begin the learning process again with clarity and you will know how to move with confidence to your goal.
When you know what you want you can make a plan. If you do not know what you want, look within. Slow down and truly listen to yourself. You know what you desire if you listen. Trust what you are wanting and move in that direction.
Always know the more you know the more you will know who you are and what you want. Stay open to your own inner voice and adjust accordingly. You are your biggest critic. It is time you became your biggest asset.
You are in charge of your happiness. YOU. Take control of your future and make a decision. There is nothing you can not do if you believe in yourself. Make the decision today to make your happiness a priority. Move with confidence.
Have a blessed day, Y’all,
Peggie Sue | The Midlife Dream Life Coach