Imagine for a moment that you have been asked to give a brief talk on “CALCULATING MY CONFIDENCE: KNOWING I AM WORTH IT”.. You accept the invitation, Here is what you say:
*I AM EXCITED ABOUT NEW SITUATION
*I BELIEVE WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT ME IS THEIR OPINION – NOT MY WORTH
*I APPROVEOF MYSELF
*I THINK AND CHOOSE FOR MYSELF
*MY NEEDS AND DESIRES ARE IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO MAKE THEM HAPPEN
*I SHARE MY TALENTS AND TRIUMPHS OPENLY WITHOUT EMBARRASSMENT.
*I AM FREE TO EXPRESS MY FEELINGS AND THROUGHTS
*I DON'T MEASURE MY WORTH BY COMPARISONS WITH OTHERS
*I ACCEPT MY MISTAKES AS USEFUL LESSONS.
*I GIVE MYSELF CREDIT FOR MY EFFORTS AIMED AT SUCCESS, WHETHER THEY SUCCEED OR NOT.
*I CAN LOOK IN THE MIRROR WITH A GENUINE SMILE AND SAY, “HEY I REALLY LIKE YOU. YOU’RE OKAY IN MY BOOK”
Becoming confident and assertive takes time. Along the way, of course, there will be failures and disappointments. But here’s a secret: the different between the glowing success story and the crushing failure isn’t luck, or fate, or intelligence; it’s the ability to bounce back