Confidence Is Key
As you grow you learn so much about yourself. Think back to when you will little and look how far you have come and how much you have changed along the way. e changed along the way. You were absorbing so much information on your journey to where you are now, and you were constantly being influenced by what was around you. And believe it or not, that’s still true as you continue to get older. You are always in the process of changing, working towards goals, and becoming a better person.
One thing that I notice looking back at my own life is that I have been working on my self-confidence a lot. Self-confidence is crucial in every aspect of your life, and so many people struggle with it. People who lack self-confidence or even people who are searching for self-confidence can find it tough to become successful. But the good news is that self-confidence can be learned, and I want to share a personal story with you. It was the time when I felt the most self-confident and my journey up until that point.
Back when I was in high school, I played a lot of sports, and that’s really where I found myself to fit in. But an opportunity to become class president was presented to me, and the school wanted me to represent my whole grade. I had a pretty large class and knew that this meant I would have a lot of public speaking to do. I shied away from the opportunity but knew it would be such a great experience and important step in my journey. I worked so hard on achieving self-confidence, and I followed three essential steps that helped me to reach my goal. But little did I know that these three steps not only would help me reach my goal of becoming class president and achieving self-confidence, but it helped me later on in life to become financially confident as well!
Step 1: Commit To Your Goal
Deciding you want to do something is the first step and setting little goals along the way that you can check off when accomplished will help you stay motivated. Just remember to keep the big picture in mind to make sure you don’t go off track.
Step 2: Take Risks
You learn the best by doing. And with that in mind, it’s so important to come out of your comfort zone and take risks. Don’t be afraid of what’s holding you back.
Step 3: Learn To Aquire Traits That Lead To Success
On your journey make sure you are picking up the useful traits you have acquired along the way and hold on to them. They will help you to reach your goal and become successful.
After following these three steps, I built up the courage to become class president. I finally felt like I achieved my goal when I stood up in front of the whole class at graduation and gave a flawless farewell speech. I felt so confident and knew I was ready for the long journey ahead. I feel so relieved now that I took that risk because the skill set I acquired has opened so many doors. I learned taking risks is a part of the ride and since I have been down a similar road in the past, I knew I could take on even bigger challenges like becoming financially confident after I graduated college.
I felt the most financially confident when I sat down, got all my finances in order and looked even further into the future and because of that, I am now house hunting. It’s a big relief knowing I have financial freedom and everything that I have learned along the way has made this moment possible.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.