On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest, how would you rate your level of confidence?
Go ahead, pick a number now!
In the last blog post, I shared the importance of clarity for your goals with you. You must be TRULY clear about what you want and why you want it, so that your subconscious mind goes to work and keeps you on course.
Today, we will address your level of confidence and what role it plays in achieving your goals.
First, let me circle back to my question about rating your level of confidence. Aside from the number you picked, the process you went through in picking that number is quite telling as well.
For example, how long did it take you to rate yourself?
What was your inner voice telling you in the process?
Were you thinking that you needed a bit clarification about what I mean specifically by it?
Your default patterns, which are responsible for how you behave in cases like this are also responsible for the results you are getting.
Now, let me ask the question a bit differently, “Rate your level of confidence on a scale of 1-10 that you WILL achieve your goal by the desired target date”.
What that means is really, how much you believe in your own success!
If it is NOT a 10, why not?
How would you feel about going sailing with me if I would tell you that my level of confidence in making it back safely is a 7?
“Well, you have years of experience” you may think. That is correct! However, my level of confidence that I would bring my passengers, crew, ship, and myself back safely was ALWAYS a 10!
Specifically, being confident in achieving your goals means knowing that you will achieve your goals when you continuously act towards it. It means acquiring new skills that you may not have acquired to date. It means getting back up when you are knocked down. It means taking responsibility for your actions and the respective outcomes.
The following 3 steps will help you raise your level of confidence to a solid 10:
Step 1: Identify why you are NOT at level 10 with your confidence.
Step 2: What would you need to know, learn, or have to rank yourself higher?
Step 3: What specifically from Step 2 would have the largest impact on raising your level of confidence?
To be continued...
You may want to also read a previous article of mine that is complementing this one very well!