For many people confidence and self-worth go hand in hand. A boost in self-worth can increase your confidence, and visa versa.
On the flip-side low confidence and low self worth can both become detrimental to anyone struggling to escape the grips of personal issues, or setbacks.
Sometimes you might feel like you just cant catch a break and its “one bloody thing after another”.
It can be difficult at times to see the “forest from the trees”, which is why it’s so powerful to have the courage, resources and confidence to climb the tree, get your bearings and look further afield to positive new pastures.
Close your eyes now. (well after you’ve read this bit)… and imagine you are feeling lost and lonely in a forest. You just cant find your way, you keep stumbling around banging your knee and cutting your hands on sharp thorns. You have cuts and bruises and you’re getting frustrated because everything seems out to get you.
With no support and hardly any resources it’s easy to feel like giving up.
You might have negative thoughts of – “I’m so stupid, I cant even find my way through here”. These thoughts lower your confidence and self worth.
You may think to yourself, “I probably cant even light a fire”.
This may be a familiar parallel to your own life at different times.
Now imagine – You summon the courage from within to find a better way. Climbing a nearby tree is difficult at first but you know if you can reach the top you can get a new perspective on your surrounds. You risk going higher and higher, but as you do your confidence in your self and your ability strengthens.
Looking out beyond the trees you can see clearly. The sun is shining and lights up what lies ahead. What do you see? Mountains, a clearing? a nearby village? roads, cars, people?
With this new information instilled in your mind and body, you are able to descend the tree and set off in the right direction with a new found confidence and vigour.
Knowing deep within, you are on the right path.
You are now unstoppable! You can cross streams, traverse rocky ledges and tackle whatever comes your way. Having the confidence in your direction inspires self-worth. You look after yourself, protect yourself and even have the ability to help others and lead. Happiness follows – seemingly without even trying!
You can see how a simple ‘vision’ and goal inspires you to:
The key is finding the strength within when times are tough – just one step after the other.