There’s definitely something to be said for being your own cheerleader…except maybe for having to do the splits. Ouch! I can hear a cheer coming on. Now, where did I put my pom poms?
Seriously, how we champion ourselves, believe in ourselves, build our confidence, all says so much about our energy level and our charisma. Confident people come with their own inner glow. They light up a room. It’s so amazing how their energy is almost palpable. They may not be what we consider beautiful or handsome or movie star material, but they have a certain savoir faire. Their energy makes them beautiful.
Think about the most powerful, successful people you know, or at least know about. How did they achieve their god or goddess-like status? Simple. They believed in their own ability. And they never wavered in that belief. Yet they never bragged. They set their sights on something and knew even if it took them years to achieve it that they would not give up or give in. They met with trials. They stumbled at times. They took hits from competitors. But the bottom line is that they never lost sight of the fact that they could achieve their goal. They knew what they wanted and they went after whatever it was. They were tenacious. They were confident.
We all try to do that power of positive thinking stuff when we really want something. Sometimes it even works for a while. Then at the first setback, we withdraw. Old negative messages bite chunks out of our positive thoughts and pretty soon we are a basket case of self-loathing. We think we’ll never be successful. Never achieve whatever goal we’ve set. Never be as charismatic and confident as that person we admire most. But the truth is, we can be all of those things.
Here’s the trick. Believe. It’s as simple as that. We must believe in our own greatness no matter what is served up to us. When we falter, or things don’t work out the way we’d planned, we have to keep moving forward. Accept. Regroup. Restructure.
We must never give up. Never give in. Never forget that consistency is the key. Never stop believing.