Welcome to Day 5!
Now we are stepping into the ACTION part of the Clarity + Courage Course. This is where the rubber meets the road! Taking action to manifest the life you want and deserve. You will need to take action on inner and outer levels. If you don’t change your inner thoughts and beliefs, you will eventually sabotage yourself (ask me how I know…).
You also need to just DO something, even if you are scared and uncomfortable. It’s not enough to just change your thoughts and beliefs. Indeed, sometimes they will only change when you take courageous action.
Confidence vs Courage
What’s the difference between confidence and courage? The way I see it, you feel confident when you are expecting a positive outcome. You walk into a room feeling confident you’re going to rock the presentation or light up the room with your vibe. You enter the interview knowing they are going to see you are perfect for the job – and if not, someone else will.
Courage, on the other hand, requires you to do it scared. It is what you feel when you are not sure what the outcome will be, and it makes you anxious or downright petrified…and you do it anyway.
How does one build confidence? Through courageous acts.
Getting our of your own way is a courageous act!
Our negative self-talk (aka gremlins, inner critic, saboteur, inner committee) is the thing that stands most powerfully in the way of our Confidence and Courage. This is because what we most often fear when considering doing something risky is not what is actually happening right now, but what might happen. Our inner critic is really good at conjuring up things that might happen to us. And it scares the shit out of us.
Let’s get to know what your negative self talk patterns are, because once you know what they are, they have less power over you.
Take a day just to listen to what you say to yourself. What’s that ongoing story reel in the back of your mind? Remember earlier when we talked about affirmations and the negative things we say to ourselves all day? That’s what I’m talking about. Things like:
“You’re not smart enough to do that” or “You need to go back to school if you want to do that.” Just observe.
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