This newsletter was originally sent on October 14, 2021.
For those that don’t know, I grew up in the Bay Area and am a diehard SF Giants fan. So while you enjoy your Thursday, I’ll be coping with my stress as I wait for game 5 tonight against the Dodgers. Can’t wait to see you on the other side when I’m celebrating.
Thanks for reading this week!
Self-confidence leads to a greater belief in yourself. And as E.E. Cummings once said, “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
When you build and harness self-confidence, the doors of your life seem to open up. Over time, you’ll realize the self-trust you possess allows you to self-motivate, achieve your goals, face your fears, and take on challenges.
Taking risks feels a little less risky.
Repetition, in any craft, is the secret recipe to success.
Comparing yourself to others doesn’t just make you feel less than others, but it also sparks envy—which occurs when you desire another person’s qualities, achievements, or possessions.
As a matter of fact, studies prove this: People who compare themselves to others feel envious. Researches found that the more envy someone experiences, the worse they felt about themselves, leading to a drop in self-confidence and self-esteem.
And now I ask you, do you still want to continue comparing yourself to others?
If you’re going through a tough transition or facing a challenge, take time to journal about it. Journaling allows you to compartmentalize your mind and view your thoughts and feelings objectively.
Freedom from the shackles of your worry waits on the other side of your pen’s ink.
You Deserve This Quote
A quote from my new book, You Deserve This Sh!t:
“Alongside giving yourself permission to be a beginner, curiosity is something we all need to possess to unlock our full potential. It’s the one thing that motivates us to try something new and open the doors to something that’s potentially life changing. Without it, we’ll continue to sit on our asses and settle for what we have, even if it’s something we don’t want.”