My first self-helpery book was You Are A Badass by @jensincero. I absolutely fell in love!!! It was one of my first introductions to mindset work. Currently I'm (very slowly) reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (published in 1937 🤯) and I'm feeling that same fire that the Badass book gave me 🔥🔥 I'm only like 80 pages in so I'll probably be referring to this book over the next six months (because that is how long it will take me to get through it 🤦🏼♀️).
Below is Napoleon's Self-Confidence Formula. Basically, he states the greatest factor holding people back from success in their dreams is lack of self-confidence, and this is his formula to overcome. I absolute love and resonate with this. There are so many times that I will have a genius idea but I don't execute because of fear, because I easily convince myself I don't have enough time, because I think I don't have all the details worked out, because I'm afraid I will fail, that people will not be supportive, etc.
His formula is a list of affirmations that you repeat until you believe it, speak it into existence, a prayer, manifesting your desires, fake it til you make it... all of my favorite things. Your thoughts control your attitude, your attitude controls your actions, your actions control the outcome. Stop playing small and keep working toward the life you desire! Life is fun. It is all one big experiment. Try something, go for it, give if your all. If it doesn't work out, try again. To me, that is what makes it fun. The Journey. Maybe it will be great to sit on the beach for the rest of your life without a worry in the world. But for me, the best part would be the work it I put in and the story I can tell about how I got there.
Anyway... if you have a dream but have something holding you back, join me in giving this formula a try and start working on building your self-confidence. Let me know what you think!
I will sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory, and repeat it aloud once a day, with full faith that it will gradually influence my thoughts and actions so that I will become a self-reliant and successful person.