The 3 Key Ways To Develop Self-Confidence
Posted: January 20, 2019
“It takes courage to get through the door. Confidence comes from climbing up the stairs.” -Anonymous
I trust this blog finds you well.
Having self-confidence is a tremendous advantage in every aspect of our lives.
Both courage and confidence are a direct consequence of personal choices.
Everyone is faced with potentially crucial questions everyday:
• Should I or Shouldn’t I?
• Can I or Can’t I?
• Will I or Won’t I?
How we answer these questions has a domino effect.
Learning how to make these decisions in the arena of life is certainly practical - and often unbearably painful.
It is advantageous to cultivate the power of strategic decision making and goal setting in a safer, structured, and supportive environment.
The Dojo is the ideal place for building these skills.
Naturally, it is then necessary to test the results - in our lives - outside of the Dojo.
So, if everyone needs self-confidence in order to live a life of happiness and fulfillment, how is it developed?
There are 3 ways:
• make and keep promises
• set and achieve goals
• establish and honor commitments
Simple, but not easy.
Martial Arts training provides opportunities to exercise all 3 methods, repetitively, until the process becomes a way of life.
The best part is that it works the same exact way for adults!
People who develop self-confidence experience their lives accordingly.
I look forward to seeing you in class at the Dojo.
Kyoshi Thomas Clifford