Boost Your Confidence by Seeing What You’ve Already Accomplished
When your inner critic beats you down over and over again with negative messages or when life throws you multiple curveballs, it’s easy to lose faith in you. You might feel like you can’t do anything right or that you don’t have the ability to succeed. It’s hard to overcome this mindset when you’ve hit a wall of negativity. One trick can help, though. Taking time to remember your past accomplishments is a quick way to boost your confidence, increase motivation, and silence your inner critic. Take a look at the reasons why it works.
When you hit a period of bad “luck” or continue to be bombed by negative self-talk, you can easily get stuck in a cycle of fear. You feel overwhelmed and taking any steps to change your situation seems impossible. You can break this spell by reminding yourself of the times in your past when you overcame an obstacle or accomplished something difficult. Being able to recall something you were personally able to achieve can break you out of that cycle of fear, letting you take steps to change your current situation.
Plus, remembering past successes is just empowering. You’ll get a big gush of self-confidence when you remember the steps you took to do great things. You can relive that sense of pride and use it to remind yourself of all the talent, knowledge, and skill you have! Confidence can help to get you out of a funk and can give the motivation you need to keep going.
Raise Your Spirit
Taking time to reflect on things you’ve done well in your life can simply make you feel better. Constant stress and negative messages break your spirit, sometimes even leading to anxiety or depression. This one small action can lift you up and help you to feel more optimistic again. You’ll recognize your true capabilities when you look back and see all the things you were able to do before. Why wouldn’t you be able to do them again? Your motivation will increase with this self-reflection.
Finally, the combo of all these effects can lead you to gain momentum to move toward reaching your goals. Once you’ve busted through the noise of your inner critic and realized all you’re capable of, there will be no stopping you! Use this momentum to take the necessary steps toward improving your circumstances and doing the thing you most desire right now!
Give this exercise a try. By simply taking a few moments to reflect on your past accomplishments, you will gain so much.