A common reason for wanting to lose weight is to gain confidence.
Many think they lack confidence because they haven’t hit their goal weight yet.
They believe they need to lose weight to feel confident before they can have the things they really want.
Common examples are: If I had confidence I could wear a bathing suit at the beach, I would start my business, or I would ask for a raise, or I would find Mr. Right.
Is this you?
We see others appearing confident, getting the things they want, and having a wonderful life. So we believe that we need confidence first to get what we desire.
Back in the 80s, as a young woman I admired Heather Locklear. I LOVED her big hair (remember I’m talking about the 80s and we had big hair!) and her golden life. She was gorgeous, had the body, any man she wanted, and fame and fortune. A charmed life. I’d thought she was extremely confident which was why she had an amazing life. But recently I read that she tried to commit suicide, had drunk driving charges, assaulted a police officer, stints in rehab.
Of course, knowing what I know now, I’d never want Locklear’s life. Turns out she’s human with her own insecurities. Turns out it doesn’t take confidence to get what we want.
Recently I heard a great distinction.
Confidence is a result – not a requirement.
Courage comes first. Confidence comes as a result of doing. Even if it’s baby steps.
What a relief! You don’t need to wait for confidence!!!
That thing that you really want?
Courage comes first. Begin with taking a small step.
If you haven’t reached your goal yet, and need accountability, coaching, and support,I have a few spots left for you.
Courage begins with one step.
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