Podcast #523



In our fast paced society, it’s all too easy to feel like we’re constantly falling behind. Whether it’s striving for the perfect body or working towards that corner office, it seems like we set unattainable goals for ourselves and then berate ourselves when we don’t reach them. But what if I told you that you could achieve anything you put your mind to? With perseverance and a positive attitude, you really can do anything. So don’t give up on your dreams; keep fighting for them no matter how hard they seem. This podcast episode will help you keep the belief going when the going gets tough. Get the full show notes atwww.trishblackwell.com/523

In this episode of The Confidence Podcast, we’re talking about:

  • Maintaining belief for long-periods of time
  • Doubling down my encouragement when discouraged
  • How to stay motivated – and kind to yourself, when things aren’t working out


Best Perseverance Podcast

When you’re driving and see a sign for your desired destination, your first reaction is probably excitement. You know you’re getting close! The closer you get, though, the more difficult it becomes to actually reach the goal. At some point along the way, doubt creeps in and discourages you from continuing onward. What if this is as far as you’ll ever get? Doubt can be a powerful force, but don’t let it prevent you from achieving your goals. With perseverance, anything is possible!


Inner power sentences / inner narratives to question:

It’s not working.

Everyone else has it easier.

Why can’t I figure this out.

It shouldn’t be this hard.

My progress is too slow.

I’ll always struggle with this.

I’ll never get there.

It doesn’t really even matter. 


How to stay motivated and encourage yourself when you feel stuck

The missed opportunities of self-doubt

Why it’s normal to feel discouraged when pursuing a goal

What to do when your goal seems out of reach

Why it’s normal to feel discouraged when pursuing a goal


This episode is sponsored by/brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/confidencepod and get on your way to being your best self.

Sometimes I wish I just had an owner manual for life – and for parenting – but unfortunately, life doesn’t come with a user manual. So when it’s not working for you, it’s normal to feel stuck. Therapy can help you get unstuck. BetterHelp has connected over 3 million people with licensed therapists. It’s convenient, secure, and accessible anywhere — 100% online. The combination of therapy and coaching was life-changing for me, as you probably have read about in my latest book, Straighten Your Crown. Finding the right therapist and getting started can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to. With Betterhelp, just fill out a brief questionnaire to match with a therapist. If things aren’t clicking, you can easily switch to a new therapist anytime. It couldn’t be simpler. No waiting rooms. No traffic. No endless searching for the right therapist. 

Get unstuck, with BetterHelp. Learn more and save 10% off your first month at Better Help dot com slash confidencepod. That’s better HELP—H – E – L – P—dot com slash confidencepod.


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My name is Bongiwe Kakaza, I am a young woman from South Africa. I joined the COC this year in July and I have seen a significant change in my life, I have become more confident, have great hope for the future and it has helped me to grow as a person.

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