Confidence is like a flower. It can grow anywhere, and anyone can plant it – even if you don’t have much of a green thumb.
Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I do not have a green thumb or bone in my body, quite the contrary. I have actually killed every plant I have ever owned. It started with a potted plant my mom brought to my office, which quickly died, and as a joke, my co-workers bought me a cactus. Once the cactus passed, a mint plant, basil plant and fern joined its ranks until I gave up on botany.
I may not know much about plants, but I do know how to plant the seeds that really matter. If you want to change anything about your life – your body, your job, your self-esteem, and your success – it all stems from the same root: confidence.
I have trained hundreds of clients in my time as a personal trainer and a confidence coach, and I can tell you that the only ones that are truly successful, the ones that make real, maintainable lifestyle and body changes, are the ones who fight to have the confidence to believe in themselves again.
At some point in our lives, we all had confidence. It’s part of the beauty of childhood. Too many of us lost that belief in ourselves years ago; it was killed along with my cactus and mint plant, the heartaches and rejections we suffered and the rude awakening that life doesn’t always turn out like it did in our fairytales.
I am proposing to you today that it does. I am proposing that life – with the right attitude – does in fact have the capacity to get better and better every day.
It is never too late to plant a flower, or maybe, in my case, just buy one. Invest in your confidence – and your ability to really bloom in life – by choosing to believe that you do have the ability to believe in yourself again. Do this, and you will be amazed at the things you never knew that you could do. Remember, the more fully alive you are, the more your world will come alive around you and you will be able to achieve the impossible. Be fully alive by watering your confidence – even if you don’t really believe it will grow yet, just do it. You will be amazed at the results.
PS: The perfect place to find the seeds of confidence you need to plant and water them into yourself is with my seven-day self-guided program the Emerge Experience. Get your confidence seeds at Emerge: www.trishblackwell.com/emerge