Becoming more confident requires the decision to build confidence.
The decision to become more confident must be backed up with deliberate, well chosen, incremental action that can be measured.
Often, we know that something needs to change.
Yet, we waver about making a concrete firm decision.
This is because we know that a new decision must be followed up with new actions.
There may be a plethora of individual reasons for failing to make a concrete decision and backing it up with measurable action steps.
However, at the heart of this inertia these “rationales” often exist:
1. we have convinced ourselves that we can learn to be comfortable “enough” with current circumstances -this is a settling mindset.
2. we have convinced ourselves that taking measurable action will be too painful-this is an avoidance mindset.
3. we have convinced ourselves that effort without certainty is wasteful-this is a rigid mindset that sees no value in incremental learning.
If we convince ourselves that any circumstance is “good enough” we will lack the motivation needed to make changes. If we convince ourselves that change is painful we will continue to avoid it. If we convince ourselves that any expenditure of effort without a guarantee is wasted…we may as well retire our vision of a better future.