When we want to feel confident, we usually look to our past for proof that we are able to do the thing we want to feel confident about.
But here’s the problem.
This only works when you are trying to do something you have already done successfully many times.
So when you want to do something new, and you are not able to generate confidence based on evidence from the past, how can you generate it?
The answer is self – confidence.
The ability to believe in yourself and how you will show up in this situation no matter what happens.
There are three pillars of self-confidence.
We will look at one each week this month.
The first pillar is to trust yourself to do what you say you are going to do.
When you REALLY trust yourself to do what you say you are going to do, you will be able to believe it in competition.
When you say you are going to hit your routine, stick your dismount, or make that difficult skill, your brain will believe it.
Because it knows you do what you say you are going to do. Always.
So how do you develop that trust?
By doing what you say you are going to. Always.
Especially in the daily grind.
You come through for yourself even when it is uncomfortable.
Even when you rather not.
You fuel your body with the food you said you were going to eat.
You show up when you say you will.
You do the things you plan to do.
Again and again and again.
So the first step to building your self confidence is following through on the things you know you need to do to reach your goals.
What were the goals you set for yourself? What do you need to do to reach them?
Are you following through on those things?
If not, try this week.
Make a plan for the week. Just a few things each day.
And when you don’t want to do it, tell yourself: “I value building trust with myself.
So I am going to do what I said I was going to do.”
You’ve got this. But we can help.