Congratulations to me!!
It’s not always easy, and I still have a long way to go. But the one thing that has sustained me is the “confidence” that I have in my abilities to make it happen. Don’t get me wrong, there are moments that my confidence is shaky, but I pull myself up, dust off, and put that next step forward to achieve what is necessary.
What I find most interesting is that I have made it this far!
When life is in session, and all the various things occur..it’s amazing when you take a moment to look back to see how you got there. I work extremely hard to look at the half full glass and keep steppin’. Yep, some moments do not always appear half full, but I quickly, consciously, and intentionally reject the negative thoughts when they try to creep in. After all if I don’t, how can I expect the positive energy to take over…I wanna dwell in the positive!
This stepping stone has caused me to reflect on “what” have I done differently that helped me to achieve this step. I worked for a major corporation for 24 years and like soo many others, my job was eliminated. The next day, I heard the term, “virtual assistant”. I instantly knew what I was “destined” to do versus trying to find another position at the corporation. I really had an epiphany. I have to admit, thinking about that right now…brings such a positive flow of energy into me and I “know” that I “know” everything will work out.
In my humble opinion, “confidence” is one of the main drivers that leads us to accomplishment. Regardless of what business, career or whatever one does to gain income, one must have confidence that this process/journey is going to work out. We must have the confidence that we will be able to perform the necessary tasks to achieve the goal we set forth. We must have confidence in ourselves before we can expect anyone else to have confidence in our abilities.
A salesperson cannot sale if they are not confident in the product they are selling…back it up even more, they can’t “sale” if they don’t have the confidence in themselves to be a salesperson. It can be the best product in the world, but if you don’t have the confidence in yourself, the buyer will know immediately.
Relationships with clients are built on confidence…your confidence to serve them, their confidence in your abilities to complete their request.
You could not have convinced me 5 1/2 years ago that I would know how to publish a website, or edit with HTML. I had no clue how a website even showed up! Matter of fact, when it was time to put up my first website, I hired someone else to do it. I quickly realized that I was so visual, I could not convey what I wanted. I purchased software, bought a template, created my content and asked someone how to publish it.
There are many requests that I have received from clients that I did not know how to do. BUT my confidence has taught me that I will figure it out. I do know my limitations, but I will make every attempt to make it happen and quickly.
“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”….Peter T. Mcintyre
I am ok with saying, oops I was wrong. I am proud of my achievement…I am not afraid of what is in my future for I am CONFIDENT…it will be one of greatness, success, joy, love, and much happiness. Are you confident?