“The key to self confidence is to keep the promises you make to yourself” – Ed Mylett
This is the phrase I encountered today that made me think (don’t worry, I was thinking before this too). It makes sense, but why? What is the main idea behind this that builds up our self confidence? I’ve encountered the same idea at Casey Neistat, but in different words. He said that whatever he starts, he finishes no matter how good or bad that thing is.
I believe this is all about commitment. A promise is a decision we make and once we make a decision, we should act upon it. Apparently, whenever we finish what we started, we get a sense of accomplishment which has a positive impact over our confidence. We get a little dopamine everytime we accomplish something and that makes us feel good. Have you noticed that whenever we have a to-do list and we do something on that list, we feel good when we mark it as done? (yes, I “stole” this line from Simon Sinek) I guess that this is all about. If I decide that I need to lose some weight and I have to exercise daily, I feel good if I really do it and my self confidence raises. The same principle applies whenever we don’t do what we promised to ourselves. Breaking those promises will make us feel weak and our self confidence drops.
The main idea is that whenever we want to do something and we decide to act upon that, our self confidence raises. Actually, Will Smith said the same thing. He said that we should just make a decision. Once we made that decision and we act upon it, sh*t gets done! The decision is the first step for anything.
What do you do to build your self confidence?