What’s the thing in life that propels us forward to achieve new goals, whether they are in weight loss, career, or relationship-related?
It’s our belief that accomplishing these things is possible, and that comes down to confidence.
Confidence propels us forward, while lack of confidence holds us back.
Confidence (or lack of) is generated by past experiences. If we’ve been successful in the weight loss realm in the past, we will believe it’s possible to attain again. But if you’ve never successfully kept weight off, your lack of confidence can tell you that there’s no point anyway because you always gain the weight back.
Personally, I spent years hating my body throughout my teens and 20s, yoyo dieting and gaining it all back. My self-confidence and self-belief was incredibly low.
Creating awareness around your confidence (or lack of), is simply a reflection of your belief system based on past experiences. Too often we allow negative experiences sway our confidence, leading us to believe a goal isn’t possible.
Awareness here is everything. When you don’t feel confident in your ability to achieve something, ask yourself why/what experience has lead you to this limiting belief. Then, acknowledge and appreciate that experience before letting it go.
Your past in no way determines your future unless you allow it to.
What are your thoughts or experiences around this?