How to be bold and how to be confident is a thought many of us have. What is confidence and how does it help one to be bold? Confidence is carried by each and every one of us differently. This article touches on how to be bold and successful with your confidence.
By Ann Thomas
As I was sitting down to write this article on how to be BOLD, my eyes were captured by the saying on my tea bag, which said “It’s not life that matters. It’s the courage that we bring to it.” If this isn’t serendipity, I don’t know what is.
You need to be bold to be successful and the key to being bold is to be confident. Believe it or not, without self-confidence you reduce your ability to have a successful life (as YOU define it). You sacrifice achievement within yourself, your career, your relationships, your health, and your wealth. To top it all off, having low self-confidence robs you of your joy, joy that you deserve!
In fact, self-confidence is MORE important than the skills and knowledge that you have. Why? It sets you apart. When you believe in yourself and are confident in your abilities, you become a natural leader. People feel drawn to you and reassured by you. They trust you and your judgment. Basically, they follow your lead. (Wouldn’t it be nice if you got your way more often?!)
How to Be Bold
Self-confidence enables you to BE BOLD, take healthy risks, stretch, grow, and achieve new levels of success. Without enough self-confidence, you run the risk of living a mediocre life — too afraid to move out of your comfort zone and go for what you really want.
Boosting self-confidence requires serious mental training. Here’s a quick visualization to help you become more confident and how to be bold:
Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Allow your body to relax. Once you feel relaxed, imagine the best possible version of yourself 10 years into the future. Imagine that you are strong, confident, radiant and wise.
As you see this future version of yourself, really take her in. Notice how she carries herself. Notice what can be achieved when you have that confidence and strength.
Once you get a vivid picture, imagine that you can step into your future self — able to access all of that confidence and strength right now in this present moment.
Now ask yourself, “With this confidence, what will I do differently today?”
Try this visualization out and watch it help you get out of a rut of draining low self-confidence.
How to Be Bold…
If you’d like to really explode your self-confidence and your bold factor, then I want you to come to BoldHer: Infuse Your Self-Confidence with Laughter and Love. This is an amazing one-day conference that will teach you to embody the BoldHer principles:
Believe in Yourself
Own Your Actions and Reactions
Love Yourself Unconditionally
Don’t Give Up
Help Others Along the Way
Embrace Your Journey
Remember to Laugh!
You can learn how to be bold at www.BoldHer.com.
Until then, use the visualization to help you boost your boldness and achieve more well-rounded success!
Think how to be bold, visualize how to be bold and you will be bold!