` One of the greatest assets that you can have in life is confidence....Confidence of faith, Confidence of hope confidence of love and self confidence." NosaJ
I say one of the greatest assets because there are many assets that you are granted for your life journey or can acquire along the way. Of the four confidences that are mentioned above, to be confident about love is the best and greatest but the confidence that will serve you the most and the best will be self confidence.
We are what we think we are. We are who we think we are or allow others and circumstances to make us think we are. I for one refuse to be defined by circumstances but rather define myself according to my mind, my heart and my own actions and reactions. We are capable of what we believe we are capable of and we are capable of doing the things that we planned to do or are planning to do.
The mind is the key to success and doubt is the enemy of success. A brilliant mind is a wonderful thing but if brilliance does not come out to play or a brilliant idea is not executed, it is like a seed that you have in your possession but never plant to watch it grow into a beautiful flower or tree. There are also others waiting for you to plant those seeds and to watch them grow, because they know of your brilliance.
However confident a man or woman is, it is human nature to have some doubt. Even the greatest minds that we know of and the most successful people of our time have had some doubts but what has set them apart from others, is that in spite of their doubts, they have let their brilliance and creativity shine outwards. They planted their seeds and watched them grow, and others admired the growth.
This is the importance of daily or regular affirmation. Affirmation is the armor to protect you from doubt. The stronger your affirmation armor, the less impact the bullets and the arsenal of doubt can impact you. Affirmations are your fortress in the mist of circumstances and life to fortify you against doubt. Never ever under estimate the power of your mind or the power of your own thoughts. They will take you to great heights or they can take you to the depths of insecurity and depression.
` Your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.' Abraham Lincoln
Find your own resolution to success and utilize it to the maximum. Find some affirmations that work for you and affirm thyself. Believe in these affirmations, believe in yourself and of course let your actions also reflect your resolution or affirmations.
Feed your mind with positive thoughts and affirmations that lead to the ultimate goal of success. Pour the thought of resolution and affirmations into your mind, so that there is little or no room for doubt.
If there are some things that you started but are not yet completed, affirm completion. Plant the thought of` I can do this. I can finish this.' and get it done. If there is a personal or professional project that you are working on or want to get started, tell yourself ` I can do this. I can make this happen.' If there is a relationship that you want to get started or one that you are having some difficulties with, tell yourself ` I can make this work.'
Affirmations can take different forms but always have a positive characteristic to them.` I am a success'. `I am entitled to be successful'. `I can and will be successful at what I am about to do.'`I am not afraid of making mistakes but will allow them to make me better'. `I resolve to complete the things that I can and I resolve to be a success'. They also instill confidence.
There are many ways to vanquish the enemy that is doubt. There are an abundance of affirmations for you to feed your mind and to grow confidence. There are some that you may already have in mind but need to nourish and there are some seeds of affirmation out there that may be unique to you and for you but at the end of the day it is really up to you and your own resolution to success is the most important thing.
Think good thoughts and good things will happen and all the best with your own unique affirmations.