It’s very normal to be anxious, uncertain, diffident or unsure about people, your life, perspectives, ideas, beliefs. For the sake of this post I will use the umbrella word, insecure. Being insecure is normal. I am completely experienced and aware of insecurities inhibiting life and direction. But at the same time they can also enable you to make changes and become stronger. The choice is totally up to you. Insecurities can range from general anxieties such as public speaking to emotional vulnerabilities in friendships and relationships to very personal insecurities such as self-image.
Insecurities develop from a lack of courage and courage comes from strength. So how can you help battle and ease your insecurities?
Simple. Through encouragement.
We all know what encouragement is. We’ve all needed encouragement and we’ve all done the encouraging. However, are you aware how important it is for you to encourage yourself? Other people can act as a stimulus to stir up the energy needed to face your insecurities. However, this is strictly external. YOU must carry the momentum of energy and follow the inspiration to be able to face your insecurities. It’s not that security is hard to obtain, it’s that you are looking for it in the wrong places. Instead of seeking approval and support from outsiders like friends, strangers, your family or society, look for these affirmations in the comfort of your own mind and heart. They are there, trembling somewhere behind your fears. It’s not easy to release and feel free of insecurities, but nothing worth having is ever easy. After all, how would you develop the strength to face your deepest fears and anxieties if you didn’t have to work for it or practice? Think of security/confidence like a muscle. It needs to be exercised, executed, and embraced in order for it to be at its best.
It’s true. One positive affirmation a day can keep the insecurity away.
I believe in you.