Today is day 3 and we have great news for you! How are you doing so far? If you remember, in yesterday’s post, we talked a bit about the relationship between self-confidence and courage. To review, we discussed that you can increase your self-confidence by being courageous and doing things you may fear, or by doing something small that you would normally be afraid to do.
Why is this great news? Because you are now going to learn that courage is a habit. It’s something that’s completely in your control and a is habit we can improve on. All it takes is a little awareness and the want or need to make it happen. I’m here to help you get that ball rolling for the next 28 days. If you can take baby steps towards courage every day for the remainder of this challenge, you’ll be well on your way to creating a new powerful habit.
It doesn’t have to be anything big; small acts of courage will work well to build this habit. Remember that as you take each step your self-confidence will increase, that bravery will make it easier to take another bold move. Remember, it will become easier with each day as you practice this new habit.
You may be wondering how you can start to cultivate this new habit. Habits take practice so try not to let 24 hours go by without doing something that scares you. It could be as small as not checking your email for an hour, or doing a Facebook live. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as you overcome it.
We’re creatures of habit; we don’t like to venture outside of our comfort zone unless we’re forced to. Well, imagine that I’m forcing you to. To make courage a habit, you have to actively look for daily opportunities to practice. What can you do to make that happen?
You Can Make A List
Sit down right now and make a list of things you can do to be courageous. Start by thinking of things that scare you or challenge you. Keep adding to this list as you go along. Refer back to it often and use the items on the list to keep you moving forward. Let’s make that list a minimum of 5 items and a maximum of 10 so that you are not intimidated. After the challenge, you can cross off the items you feel you’ve mastered and start a new list.
Look For Opportunities To Show Courage
Start paying attention as you go about your day; what do you put off doing because you feel afraid? Get in the habit of not shying away from challenges, instead embrace and do them regardless. You’re probably running into a lot more challenges throughout your day than you even realize.
Make Friends Who Will Challenge You
Step out of your comfort zone and make friends, or spend time with people who will challenge you (but in a good way). You can also encourage your loved ones to help you face your fears and step out of your comfort zone on a more regular basis. Ask for their assistance to help you fight the fear.
Get A Coach – It’s Not A Waste of Money
I give you permission to get a coach. Why do I have to give permission? Because most people think coaches are a waste of time and money. Find someone that can help you in the area you need to be more bold in. In life, business, sports or anything else you can think of, coaches are great at forcing you to test your limits, face your fears and help you to find your inner courage.
You may want to go to the Free Stuff section of my website to download your FREE Affirmations Journal. With this journal, you can write affirmations that will help you get over the things you fear and give you that boost of courage that is needed. Access it here >>