Ever feel stifled by internal fears and worries? Many times, it’s not so much outside circumstances that stop us from succeeding, it’s our own mental attitude. At Nui, we don’t want you to stunt your progress simply because you don’t have the confidence necessary to stretch yourself.
Here are 4 ways to overcome your insecurities!
1. Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
There’s a saying that goes, “There’s no comfort in a growing zone and no growing in a comfort zone.” It’s much easier to stick to what you know and not try something new. But, if you really want to overcome your insecurities, you’ve got to take a step into the unknown! Yes, it may be scary or uncomfortable, but the results that come from it could be so much better than you expected.
This could be buying a gym membership, doing service for a neighbor, or telling a friend about Nui. All of these may require an awkward first step but could bring you a sense of accomplishment. To help you get prepared, we’ve provided an elevator pitch you can use to talk about Nui and help people get excited about it. Nothing to be nervous about, you got this!
2. Don’t Listen to the Naysayers
It seems that for every new idea or goal that you set, there’s at least one person who wants to bring you down. This can make progression difficult for anyone. Our advice? Don’t listen! Who are they to say what you can or can’t do? The less you listen to the negative, the more you’ll absorb the positive.
If you want to try a new hobby or build your TBS, go for it! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. They don’t deserve to hold you back. You can share one of your personalized Nui Independent Member business cards with them and show them you have the confidence to try something new. Additionally, use our 10 tips for team building to get an even bigger leg up!
3. Positive Self Talk
Who’s more qualified to pump you up than you? Often times, we just need to reassure ourselves that we can do challenging things. If you don’t believe in yourself, how are you going to overcome obstacles? One of our suggestions is to come up with a personal mantra–a phrase that speaks to you, like “Carpe Diem–Seize the Day.” Find one and repeat it over and over again and let it fill you with courage.
Making and referring to your SMART goals often can keep you thinking positively. You can look at how far you’ve come. Knowing exactly where you’re headed and what you what to achieve can help you gain confidence and get ready to conquer your goals! If you’re having a hard time getting started, we’ve created a Getting Started Guide for that purpose. It can help you see the big picture and get hyped up to begin.
4. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
Once you’ve stepped out of your comfort zone and blocked out the naysayers, it’s time to keep up the momentum! Think about the founders of Apple, Google, and Amazon. All of them started in a garage and kept forging through the tough times. If they had stopped after a few months just because it was still hard, they would not have seen the immense success they have.
As you continue to blaze your new path, remember that there are people rooting for your success! At Nui, you have an entire corporate team cheering you on, as well as your own team to motivate and encourage you. With people boosting your confidence along the way, you can feel the push to keep going!
You’ll have your ups and downs. Everyone does. Having these tips in mind can help you stay strong and driven in whatever task you decide to tackle. Be sure to reflect and see what you’ve already achieved. Usually, it’s more than you thought you were capable of. Feel confident and go succeed!
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