Many people feel that if they increased their confidence life would be better for them. What most people are not aware of is that self awareness and confidence go hand in hand. Self awareness is usually considered a spiritual pursuit, where confidence is thought of as a necessary requirement for every day living.
The development of adding meaning to events is where (energy in motion) e-motions are developed and we move from basically stimulus -response animals to cause and effect higher level mammals, i.e. human beings. Or as my Grampa Vetter would ask, “If we evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?” It is the ability to give meaning to something as separate from ourselves and judging it as more powerful that creates the problem of needing more confidence.
Simple self awareness exercises can easily increase self confidence and make all the difference in how well one gets to enjoy life. More awareness of who you really are as opposed to who you think you are can make all the difference between low self esteem and high esteem. It is the ultimate self help that changes feeling insecure into inner peace. Everyone I know believes they could use some more inner peace.
One of the ways to develop these skills so that you get more out of life and enjoy it the way you want, I call training your thinking which can be a very useful way of increasing in all the areas discussed above as well as emotional intelligence as many perceive that is foundational to all the rest. Learn to get control over how you think is foundational in pretty much every area of your life.
How we think affects our health as well as the amount of money we have in our bank account. The natural courses of our relationships are also determined by how we use our thinking. One of the number one ways to improve awareness and/or self-confidence is to use our thinking instead of having it use us. Thinking determines how we feel and feeling determines how and what we perceive ourselves. Thinking and feeling are a cycle that one really wants to get control over if they want to be successful.
To learn more about ways to increase confidence using self awareness and how to train your thinking to increase your emotional intelligence from Dr. Houston Vetter, about whom one International Trainer said, “Doc Houston has more letters behind his name than alphabet soup and if he can’t help you get the results you want, you might be six foot under.” www.DocResults.com