Q&A Wednesday

Q&A: So THIS is a different kind of question…

I got a really different kind of question and wanted to tackle it this week because it fit so well with our May theme.

This one came from Clair in Calgary, and she asked what, in my personal opinion, builds the most confidence and character in a person?

BIG question, right? I only had one answer that came to me right away and it’s something that’s not always an easy thing to come to. But, I thought I’d give you my personal experience with this and how to make it work for you.

Enough vague information– just watch it here instead! 😉

Over to you! What do YOU think builds the most confidence and character in a person? What advice would you give someone who asked this question?

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    May 18, 2016 at 8:44 am

    To build confidence, take whatever you want to do, a goal you have, something you want to achieve and break it down into small attainable projects. This way small achievements build into something larger.
    Also, if any of the small projects go awry, instead of viewing it as a failure, it is easier to reflect on them and assess what you have learned from the outcome and then figure out what can be done differently on the next attempt.

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    May 18, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I think it’s all about attitude! It can really either make or break your confidence because it is an underlying perception of the world around you.Not just the big things, but the little things. Attitudes are created out of habit. If you find yourself grumbling over things like traffic for instance, or having to pick up messes after children, roommates, or spouses, etc. STOP yourself mid thought. Then think of something that inspires you or makes you happy. Find the reason WHY you are driving through traffic or cleaning up after someone and dwell on that. Savor it and don’t complain. Over time it becomes habit and you project a confident and happy version of yourself to others, which in turn makes people ask you how you do it. Which in turn spreads confidence to those around you. 🙂

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    May 18, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    My go-to for building confidence is simply to “fake it until you make it.” Putting positive ideas in your head and going for it has always seemed to help me. That confidence is always there somewhere, you just have to show it.

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    May 18, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Self confidence is built with love for yourself, and that is the difficult part. But only by learning to love myself (and is still a one way in work… Big effort everyday) I can trust that I’m doing the right thing… Does it make sense??? Sometimes I don’t sometimes I do!

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    May 18, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    I think perspective has a lot to do with it too! I used to be really unconfident with my body – now I’ve changed my perspective to look at it from a health viewpoint rather than a size/shape viewpoint, I actually feel a lot more comfortable in the skin I’m in.

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