Your Confidence Habit 8: Be kind to yourself

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Æsop

“Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they’re yours.” Richard Bach

 

Who would you say is your worst and fiercest critic? How often are you able to escape their criticism and to find a safe, quiet space in which to lick your wounds, catch your breath and re-group your energies?

 

Mastering your confidence involves being able to accept that most of what happens in life is not in your control, and that, nonetheless, you will still have an emotional reaction to what happens. Working through difficulties with a calm mind is key to being more successful.

 

Sometimes errors of omission or commission on your part will have contributed to the unfortunate outcome to which you are now reacting. Be that as it may, getting emotional or uptight about that fact only keeps your mind in its emotional-thinking default mode.

 

Everyone makes mistakes. You are only human. Don’t beat yourself up. Observe calmly what happened and plan to do something differently next time. Be kind to yourself and not your own worst enemy.

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