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The Power of Mind and Self-Confidence

Updated on October 12, 2015

Your Mind Is a Powerful Tool

First let's start by saying that you are special and that there are not many people like you in the world. You need to tap into what makes you so special, is it the way you make others laugh around you? The way you give amazing advice? Is there something about you that stands out? If you feel like there is truly nothing special about you you are wrong. Everybody has the potential to be great because greatness is in the mind. There is only one you and sharing your life experiences can bring so much to your life. We all have the potential to be an amazing person and I will get you there just keep on reading!

Is Your Mind Free?

Make up your mind and don't let your mind make you up.
Make up your mind and don't let your mind make you up. | Source

Self Reflection

SELF REFLECTION


Self Reflection is important because it helps you to become more aware of what you are doing in your life at the moment. It makes you think about the progress and the problems you face each day. I recommend everybody to write in a journal 5-10 things that they are grateful for and 5 things they wish to fix in their lives. The next step is to choose 5 or less annoying habits that you wish to change and next to them write how if you stop that specific habit how your life will get better. For example, I will write 1. Complain Less, If I complain less I will start to become more grateful of the things that I am blessed with.

Stop Playing the Victim

I have done this before I blame others for where I am today but the problem I had was that I was oblivious to the fact that I am where I am today simply because of ME. The great part about this is that when you realize that you are in control you could change your life better than anyone else could. It is easier to blame others for what goes on in your life but when you self reflect and think of the bigger picture you will see that a negative mind will keep you where you are but a positive mind will see only the good and focus on that which will make your life more stress free.

Baader- Meinhof Phenomenon

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When you Notice something Over and Over again

Have you ever noticed a specific number that keeps showing up or when you purchase something new suddenly you start seeing it all over the place? This is a phenomena that happens to people all the time. Imagine that same concept but with negative thoughts. Imagine that you slip and fall and all the sudden you think that someone jinxed you so you go around carrying a lucky charm and think that this charm is preventing you from getting hurt again, You start to believe that a charm is the determination of what happens to you in your life. You start to trust in materialistic items to keep you away from trouble instead of trusting in yourself. The problem with this is that you stop taking initiative and depend on others to carry you along the road and that idea will ultimately cause you to fail.You also become so focused on the negative that you only notice when something bad happens to you. People around you start saying "Oh watch out he or she is clumsy" "He or She has bad luck" These are all false ideas that get stuck in your head and make you believe that all of these negative ideas exist and you can't control them which makes your feel weak.

The Truth Is...

You control what you want to see and hear because you allow yourself to think of it. When you start to realize that you are in control of your destination and that your life is revolved around your thinking you could just sit back and relax and drive on that smooth road that will take you wherever you want to go. The truth is that there are people out there that will try to tell you what is best for you and that your thinking is way off but don't listen to them because only YOU know whats good for YOU! Those people who tell you that you can't do it or that you can't achieve their dreams are really saying "I can't do it, Im too afraid to take a chance, I won't make it, If I can't make it he or she can't make it too" If they have self-doubt in themselves then that is on them but as for you do not limit yourselves.

Respect Yourself enough to tell yourself that You are Great

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Healthy Happy

What Makes you a Healthy Happy?

Some people think that something makes them happy when it is a short-term solution for their happiness, think and truly ask yourself what makes you a "healthy happy"? Is it drawing, writing or learning something new? Figure out what makes you happy and create an idea on how you could do that healthy happy activity more often. For me I like to draw it calms my mind and allows me to think more freely.

I am currently a teacher and love working with students and it amazes me to know how powerful my words are and how they can play a significant role in the lives of my students. Words can help build people or break people including yourself so "be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening" - Lisa M. Hayes.

After long school hours and lesson planning I like to take a day off to go to the park and walk around and get my thoughts together. I like to always ask myself "What is my ultimate goal?" and "What will make me happy?" I tell myself to make my life and the lives of others around me easier. We are all promised one thing in this world and that is nothing and that things can change at any second but we must try to build ourselves while we still have the material around us. On Saturdays I like to wake up early get myself a cup of coffee and just relax. I check my journal and ask myself "did I accomplish at least 1 or 2 goals I had set for myself, if not I go back and think how could I get closer to my goals?

A healthy and happier you goes back to the idea of self reflection, positive thinking of the mind and the great realization that you are in control of yourself. You can listen to the advice of others but don't get discouraged and think that because something works for a person it will work for you. We are all differently and must realize that this is special because you have the potential to bring something different to the world.


Never Limit Yourself

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Forging Your Self-Confidence

Forging Your Self- Confidence

The clip that I have embedded below by David Rutherford will help you build your Self Confidence and also help you deal with how you operate in this world. Your positive attitude will help you get through your day. Remember you can't control every aspect of the world but you can control with how you deal with yourself. When you get behind something your passionate about you can achieve great things. Like Rutherford says "do not detach your head from your heart" you will be walking around like a zombie if you do. So go figure out what you love to do and figure out what you're best at. What message do you want to deliver about yourself? Hopefully it's a message that will not only motivate you but also motivate those around you. Nothing is greater than telling others "I told you so."

Like Rutherford says when you wake up and prepare yourself for the day and tell yourself that this day is going to be hard but I am ready to face it and do the best that I can do you will already feel better about yourself. If giving it your all isn't the best that is fine!

Don't stress yourself about being the best because in this world there are people who will always perform better than you and I. It is your self-confidence that will take you one step further than others. Some people have the skills but they just don't believe in themselves because of the negative people around them who have put doubts in their mind. It is time for YOU to stand up and tell yourself that you could do anything. If a man walked on the moon you could be successful at what you do just realize that your willingness to grow is in itself an achievement that will take you further than you could ever imagine.

Find a Buddy

In the video below Rutherford suggests that you find a buddy or friend that will support you and be behind you no matter what. If you have no friends trust me there is someone out there just like you that is waiting to help you in return that you are willing to help them and make each others life much better. I agree with Rutherford when he says that a relationship with your friend goes both ways its not a one-way streak its a back and forth that will make you both stronger and build your self- confidence to help you become more prepared and ready to endure the hardship of life.

Rutherford shares some great advice in his video check it out!

Forging Self-Confidence

A World Famous Book That Has Changed the Lives of So Many People

Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude
Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude

Your mind has a secret invisible talisman. On one side is emblazoned the letters PMA (positive mental attitude) and on the other the letters NMA (negative mental attitude). A positive attitude will naturally attract the good and the beautiful. The negative attitude will rob you of all that makes life worth living.

Your success, health, happiness, and wealth depend on how you make up your mind!

When motivational pioneer Napoleon Hill and millionaire CEO W. Clement Stone teamed up to form one of the most remarkable partnerships of all time, the result was Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude, the phenomenon that proposed to the world that with the right attitude, anyone can achieve his or her dreams.

Now this remarkable book is available for the twenty-first century. You, too, can take advantage of the program that has brought success to generations of people seeking -- and finding -- a better way to live.

 

The Gifts Of Imperfection

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, "What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?"

In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, "No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough," and to go to bed at night thinking, "Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn't change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging."

"This important book is about the lifelong journey from 'What will people think?' to 'I am enough.' Brown's unique ability to blend original research with honest storytelling makes reading The Gifts of Imperfection like having a long, uplifting conversation with a very wise friend who offers compassion, wisdom, and great advice."

 

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    • Rabadi profile image
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      2 years ago from New York

      Cornelia I'm glad you liked it, thank you for the vote.

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      Korneliya Yonkova 2 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Amazing advice. I have never been self confident. Should try to practice and work more on improving it :) Voted and shared :)

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Great advice. I love that Lisa Hayes quote. We do create who we are and who we want to be. When I finally realized that everything clicked.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      What a very beautiful Hub! So much life-lessons in one Hub! God bless you, Bro. May the Mother continue to guide your words and pen and inspire our hearts with beauty. Hari Om!

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      2 years ago from New York

      Ladyguitarpicker and Suzettenaples glad you enjoyed this article :)

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      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      Wow! Great hub with some great advice, ideas, and strategies. I agree with everything you have written. It does not surprise me that you are a teacher. I am a retired teacher, and we have a way of looking for that something special in each of our students and helping them to grow in confidence and bloom in their special gifts. I enjoyed reading this.

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hi, I thought this was an excellent article. I try and follow some of your positive thinking. Shared

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      How thoughtfully written this is...so many points to live by....positive outweighs negative every time...believing in ourselves and refusing to look to others for verification is so important.

      "...I am enough," and to go to bed at night thinking, "Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn't change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging." How powerful those words are.

      Even those who are positive thinkers and feel self -confident need to be reminded from time to time.

      Angels are on the way to you today ps

    • Rabadi profile image
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      2 years ago from New York

      Jan thank you for reading! :)

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      Janis Leslie Evans 2 years ago from Washington, DC

      Very good advice. Being introspective and self-aware are so important for us to do. You've laid out a great plan for individuals to follow. Nicely done.

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      2 years ago from New York

      Diana Lee absolutely, thank you for checking out my page :) hope to see you around Hub more.

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      Diana L Pierce 2 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      This article is full of great advice. I found that once I focus on positive things and stay away from negative forces, I not only feel better, but worry becomes a thing of the past. Stress doesn't belong in a healthy life.

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      2 years ago from New York

      T. Hattar thank you :)

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      T.Hattar 2 years ago

      Beyond amazing! All of the inspirational advices given are helping me become a better person. Excellent job!

    • Rabadi profile image
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      2 years ago from New York

      Thank you Larry!

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great advice.

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      2 years ago from New York

      Thank you Dora and Carolyn :)

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Rabadi, you give great advice and offer powerful truth for consideration. "No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough." Thanks for the inspiration.

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      Carolyn Fields 2 years ago from South Dakota, USA

      Whether you think you are happy or you think you are unhappy, you are right. The mind is an extremely powerful force, that we humans have only begun to understand.

    • Rabadi profile image
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      2 years ago from New York

      Mel you are awesome thank you for checking out my hub!

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      Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

      It's all about the attitude. It's all about the swagger, but good swagger, not bullying, false confidence swagger. I think we just have to learn to know ourselves, recognize our strengths and our weaknesses, get somebody to prop us up in the weak places and put our strengths to use. Putting our strengths to use is sometimes the hardest part. Great hub!

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      2 years ago from New York

      Thank you Ann :)

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Excellent hub with excellent advice. Only you can make your life successful; only you can push yourself to the limit.

      I recently wrote a hub about Mindfulness which is along similar lines to this, advocating being aware of yourself and your own thoughts and actions, so that you can better see others' attitudes and the wider world.

      I totally agree with what you're saying here.

      Teaching is great, isn't it? You have to be mindful of how you can affect your students and when one comes up to you and says, 'thank you for making me aware of that', 'thank you for teaching me', 'thank you for making me realise I can do that', it's the best reward in the world.

      Good read. You've obviously put a lot of thought and research into this.

      Ann

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