Alissa Okrent is the mastermind behind this Confidence Compass column. Alissa has dedicated her time to educate and guide us through our own confidence compass. Your journey is forever evolving each day, and it is crucial to become aware of your internal guide. In this article, Alissa focuses on how courage plus consistency always leads your to confidence.
Sometimes we settle for a life that is not what was intended for us. We allow ourselves to drive in the “comfort zone lane”, and wish we could get into the “courage zone lane”. We forget that we have the ability to change because we have become accustom to the way life is, and resist change.
You are an amazing woman with unlimited ability to manifest change in your life! Wake up today and ask: “Where am I settling in my life?” Mentally look around your life and be compassionate as you assess this question.
Have you ever felt like you were standing on the sidelines of your life, being the salmon that is forever going against the current, maybe even the tulip in a bed of daffodils? When we view our life from the outside, afraid to participate and make the big decisions from our heart, struggles appear. We may even put so much focus on them, we lose sight of a solution and simply allow ourselves to feel stuck. Have you ever felt this way?
There is a way out, and it does not need to be painful. It will require attention, commitment and consistency to simple details. You can make your environment clean, neat, and beautiful without costing money. You can clear out your purse, car, wallet, or closet from old clothes and feel calm, clear and purposeful. You can mend a relationship through compassion and kindness feeling more expansive in spirit. You can create a sacred space for mediation.
There are limitless ways to build the inner wisdom muscle – the key is consistency. Individuals who consistently “walk their talk” appreciate others easily, are gracious in their actions, generally are calm in most situations and are generous of heart and spirit.
This column is about different ways to feel and experience your life with greater confidence. For today, bring one thing into alignment with what you want out or your life. Write the thank you note, clear your closet, read your daily meditation book each morning, write in your journal; just DO IT! It means you are driving in the courage zone lane. Pay attention to the details of your mind, body, spirit and emotions as you do. Acknowledge and experience your shifting, your growth, and your confidence.
Identity Magazine is all about empowering women to get all A’s in the game of life – Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.™ Every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. As a team, we hope to inspire and motivate ourselves and inspire you to get all A’s.
What have you accepted in your life that took time, physically or mentally?
My changing body!
What do you appreciate about yourself and within your life?
I appreciate that I do not give up.
What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? What goals do you still have?
Teaching students to communicate from their hearts and I want to travel to Hawaii.
What is your not-so-perfect way? What imperfections and quirks create your Identity?
I clear the dishes from the sink every night – I don’t like to wake up and see a messy sink.
How would you complete the phrase “I Love My….?”
I Love My female friends who stand by my no matter what.
Confidence Compass is all about being self-assured, calm, purposeful and powerful each day. Celebrating your inner wisdom and trusting yourself. Observe, Celebrate, be Joy-filled and Smile.
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