#Confidence Is Key (www.berlin-training.eu)

Let’s face it; if you want to #succeed at anything, you need to have a certain level of confidence. This doesn’t mean that you need to boldly and #fearlessly attack every aspect of #life. There certainly may be areas where you lack confidence. You need to identify, however, the areas of life where you need to be confident in order to succeed. (C) Christian Sterk


The first thing you need to do is to identify where you need more confidence, and where you don’t. Let’s say, for example, that you are afraid of public #speaking, and you need to get over that to succeed. In this case, you need to gain confidence in speaking in front of people. If you lack confidence in cooking a good meal, that certainly won’t matter to your speaking ability. You need to identify where you need to gain confidence, and where lack of confidence doesn’t matter. This doesn’t mean that you can’t gain confidence in other areas, though.

One of the dangers of a lack of confidence is that it can fuel failure. Failure then leads to decreased confidence, which leads to failure, which leads to… well you can see it’s a vicious circle. Lack of confidence and failure feed on each other, and they will drag you down. So, the first key to gaining confidence is to succeed rather than fail.

Your first successes do not need to be major #successes. You just need to succeed at something to start #lifting #yourself up, and break out of the failure->lack of confidence cycle. Choose a small goal to achieve. This needs to be a goal that you cannot achieve at this #time, but it also needs to be #achievable with a little bit of #work. Set your mind on achieving this goal. Set yourself a realistic time #frame, and then determine what you need to in order to succeed.

Once you achieve this goal, you will start to see that you can succeed. Keep setting yourself #goals, and work towards achieving them. Success will #lead to confidence, which will lead to more success, and so on. Before long, you will be able to attack the critical areas where you lack confidence. If you fear public speaking, you can now start working on that lack of confidence. Find mentors to help you along. Find #groups and #organizations that will #help you to build confidence.

Do not confuse confidence with arrogance. Being confident is a #good thing, being #arrogant is a bad thing. Confidence is the idea that you can achieve something that you can succeed. Arrogance is the idea that you are better than others.

Confidence is the key to succeeding in any #aspect of life. Whether you want to succeed in #business, #creative endeavors, #fitness, #weight loss, or #family, you need to have confidence. Start by setting yourself small goals, and find small successes. Build on those successes and you will find yourself gaining confidence in all areas of your life. Once you have confidence and success, then you can start helping those who lack confidence themselves.

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How To Reach Your Goals (www.berlin-training.eu)

Everyone needs #goals in #life. Goals can help us improve our #personality, our way of life, and our #relationships. (C) Noah Grezlak


Setting goals is easy enough, but the real challenge is reaching them. How can you #reach your goals?

The first step in reaching your goals is to overcome #fear of #failure. If we start out thinking negatively, we likely won’t get very far in our efforts to reach our goals. In fact, we may not even set goals in the first place. Fear of failure can sometimes prevent us from doing this. Negative #thoughts or past „failures“ may overwhelm us. But if we keep thinking back to past „failures“, were these really failures after all? Did you #learn something that you can now put into practice or avoid the next time?

The second stage is to #identify what goal you want to set. You can start by #brainstorming potential goals. Some possible goal ideas are: learn a foreign language, stop smoking, make more #friends, climb a dormant volcano or mountain, #travel out of the country, learn a traditional dance or to play a musical instrument, show gratitude every day, lose weight, eat #healthier, or spend more time with your #family. You are the one that knows what appeals to you and what doesn’t. Try to come up with 10 to 20 ideas for possible goals. You may find that some of these will be interrelated and can help you reach your bigger goals.

Next, analyze your list and ask yourself questions like: Which goal seems the most #exciting? Which one is the most #challenging? Which one will make me proudest of myself if I #achieve it? The best goals for you are the ones that mean the most to you. You might select goals that touch all aspects of your life. After analyzing your list, now #prioritize it. First, select a few short-term goals that you could reach in just a few days. Then choose some long-term goals that will take weeks or months to reach. Now number them in the order you would like to achieve them.

The third stage is the #planning one. Without a plan, you may as well give up. It helps to write everything down on paper. Start by listing your goal. Then set a reasonable #deadline by which time you hope to have accomplished your goal. Next, plan the steps involved in reaching the goal. Be sure to anticipate possible #obstacles and how you will work to overcome them. Finally, make a commitment to yourself by signing and dating the paper.

After doing this, get #busy! Try to think of something you can do each day that will bring you closer to your goal, no matter how small. Be sure to track your progress and celebrate each step accomplished along the way. If something goes wrong in your plan, adapt to the situation and reevaluate your goal if necessary. And finally, imagine yourself once you have finally accomplished your goal and the satisfaction you will feel.

What are your goals in #2017?

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