The new year is a good time to gain confidence in your God-given abilities and sometimes stretch outside your comfort zone. You can usually do this IF you have confidence in yourself and know your strengths.
Along with myself, many of my fellow freelancers are going through some stretching these days, because of ups and downs with different clients. In God’s infinite wisdom and timing of events – it amazes me that one of my devotional readings today was on this very topic. An additional interesting “coincidence” is that the Ultimate Blog Challenge suggestion for today’s post was to discuss an inspirational quote.
I frequently mention Joyce Meyer, as she’s one of my favorite motivational/inspirational speakers and Bible teachers. I had the privilege of attending a couple of her seminars many years ago and meeting her in person. So from Joyce Meyer’s “The Confident Woman” (of course, guys can benefit from this, as well!), I wanted to share this bit of wisdom:
“An important thing in gaining confidence is that you must absolutely know your strengths. What are you good at? Do you even know? Have you seriously thought about it or have you been so busy thinking about what you are NOT good at, that you have not even noticed your abilities?
Make a list of what you are good at and read it out loud to yourself at least three times a day until you gain confidence in your abilities. Make positive affirmations to yourself every day about your qualities. Thinking about what you’re good at is not conceited; it is preparation to do your job with confidence.”
Obviously, there’s nothing “magical” about positive affirmations – yet positive self-talk certainly is better than negative self-talk, and you may just discover you feel better about yourself and feel your confidence growing!
Source: Shared by “Just Feelin’ Good” with Public on Facebook
- 10 Confidence-Building Quotes from Joyce Meyer (kleebanks-freelance-consultant.com)