“If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.” – Jane Austen
Brag about yourself, internally.
All of our lives we are taught to keep our chin down, do what you are told to do, and stay put. I challenge you to brag about yourself, it does not have to be external or cocky sounding, but internal.
Why Bragging Internally Is Important
Internally bragging is a magical thing. The reason it is so magical is because in that moment you become your own hype man or hype woman. Brag as proudly as you can and as often as you can. Build your confidence through bragging, hype yourself up to the max and then go further.
Confidence when broken down, is merely your opinion of yourself. When you are insecure and constantly tearing yourself down it only makes sense that your confidence will be low as well. Now is the time to turn that around, it is your time, build yourself your foundation and turn it into a trampoline and jump yourself up to another notch.
You can build confidence from anything, starting at any level. All you need to do to build it is keep going. Do not stop because you think you are satisfied with you are at, push yourself to go further and build your confidence more and more. Soon where you thought you were comfortable will feel and look like a distant memory compared to how far you have come and how far you will go.
The process of bragging molds your brain to be confident, to be outgoing and to simply just feel good, and we all deserve to feel good. So right now write down a few personal brags. They can be short and sweet, long and complex, or a mix of the two it is entirely up to you.
A Few Examples
- I got fully ready today in ten minutes and I do not look like it
- My writing has improved and progressed a lot
- I don’t give up on achieving a goal
Yours may be:
- I am funny and light up a room
- My eyes are blue and beautiful
- I have pushed through tough times
No matter what yours look like, believe them, and do not forget to add to the list. Build your confidence, keep your chin up and take one heck of a jump off of that trampoline.