World of Trouble

Whichever of the two occurs, be patient-

I wanted to write about self-confidence tonight

Self confidence is the key to happiness in our lifetimes. Not self-confidence in a vain sense (think clichéd Facebook bathroom self portraits), but trusting and loving ourselves as we are. We gain self-confidence as we grow and pass through each stage of life. Having it helps us grow and become better partners, parents, friends, etc. throughout our lives. Trusting ourselves can lead to the fulfillment of dreams.

However when we experience trauma, we can lose our strength in an instant. If that does happen, can we find that lost confidence again? And if so, how?

Regaining confidence is possible but it can be a daunting and slow process. It requires a lot of patience and courage. But the most important aspect of this process is “throwing yourself in the pool.” Facing your fear(s) head on. Taking the risks that you’re most afraid of and hoping for the best. The more that we do every day to chip away at our anxiety, the better we will feel.

Over time, as we practice quieting the little voices in our heads, the ones telling us to succumb to our fears, we become more and more powerful. Even if you’re so lucky as to never experience a huge knock to your self-confidence, exercising your nerve on a daily basis can be extremely beneficial.

Do one thing that challenges you today. Get out of your comfort zone and take the plunge.

Best Regards,
Alyssa

Notes:

A powerful message from a dear friend. Today’s post is the 600th here at CultFit, scary I know! Words fail me when I begin to say how truly humble I am … Thank you, to all of you who have so kindly supported, shaped and contributed to the CultFit madness the prior two years. Be courageous today and please take care.

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11 Comments on “World of Trouble”

  1. Jill says:

    Congrats on your landmark post! I hope for another 600 or 1200 or 6000!

    • CultFit says:

      Thank you Jill! Cheesy moment if I may … It’s the inspiring people (like yourself) that keep me coming back day after day to ramble on about “stuff”. Thank you for your support, take care and be well this weekend!

  2. cathyo says:

    congrats on 600 fantastic posts!

    • CultFit says:

      600 is important for a few reasons, none of them personal. Next Friday will be the last post (maybe ;) ) on the WordPress platform before I move over to cultfit.org. Over the course of 600 mind numbing posts, I have been fortunate enough to meet some really cool and really inspiring people, like you! I hope you will join me over there to talk kettlebell’s and whatever else is on your mind … Take care and be inspired!

    • cathyo says:

      for sure I will join the fun on cultfit.org!
      BTW…i’m going away this weekend for a hockey tourney with my son. Planning on packing my kettlebell and doing your 5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5 workout in our hotel room. can’t wait to get my swing on! have a great weekend. cheers!

    • CultFit says:

      Sounds like an awesome plan! We are a few years away from hockey tournaments with our little dude, although it’s not quite the same out here in Nebraska as to when my parents had us all over NY, Ontario and Quebec! :)

  3. Amen to this post! I am still trying to find my self-confidence again when it comes to my physical conditioning/body image. Not that I need to be a thin muscular man, but it definitely adds to my confidence!

    • CultFit says:

      I totally agree with you mate! Without getting side tracked here into a long discussion about body image and dudes … Body image is extremely important although not for some of the vain reasons we commonly see displayed. You start to walk a bit taller, improving your posture along the way. Your presence in a room, a business meeting. The overall boost to your physical and spiritual well being.
      We could go on for quite a bit discussing this important topic. Take care today, keep up all of your great work and have a great weekend!

  4. Garagegym107 says:

    CultFit rocks, there is no doubt about it. When I have just a few moments to myself these days, I look forward to coming over here to see what you have created. This post is marvelous.

    I have been on the roller coaster of have confidence, have no confidence, have confidence. Now that I’ve gotten back to the other side, I see things quite differently. I don’t take ANYTHING for granted. My own strength, courage, and determination could all be gone in an instant. Each day I am so very grateful for the path that has brought me to this place and I look to enjoy every second of today before moving on down the path to tomorrow.

  5. Sandra says:

    What a great way to start my day. They say with age comes wisdom. You’re right. With age comes courage, if we accept the challenge. :-). I just faced my fears and signed up for another 5k and another Tri last night–perhaps as you posted this. !

  6. Ah yes, still struggling with fears after all these years. It is a long slow process. How do you motivate yourself? That’s my biggest hurdle. No real sense of “needing” to change.