By Bronwyn Ison

Everyone can relate to experiencing a lack of confidence at one time or another.  We’ve questioned whether or not we can perform a specific task.  Peers, friends, and family may have questioned you on more than one occasion with respect to your personal or professional life.  Self-doubt on any occasion is only a precursor for failure. 

Several of our greatest inventors exacted numerous, hundreds and even thousands of attempts and never gave up on their ideas.  Can you imagine if Thomas Edison had given up on his idea of the light bulb?  Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts but never gave up on his idea.  Edison was asked, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?”  His response, “The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”  We must remember it is about the journey.  If you believe in yourself, maintain confidence, and follow your intuition, you may reap success, or that of a valuable lesson. 

Generally, we experience self-doubt or a lack of confidence after we have made a decision.  Doubting yourself also feels like being conflicted between two places at one time.  It is a miserable feeling.  Often this can create a domino effect and you may begin to question everything you are doing in your life. 


How different would your life be if you had more confidence? Just think about how much more you could achieve.  When you have healthy self-esteem it is more tangible to achieve success in your professional and personal goals.  Your personal relationships both at work and home will be enhanced with your positive attitude towards life. Your zest for life will excite those around you.

Building and maintaining your confidence will have everything to do with your thoughts and choices you make.  Infiltrate your mind with positive readings, devotionals, articles, music, and anything that will only serve you.  It is essential to surround yourself with people who lift you up in life.  This may change some of your relationships with others.  Remember, you cannot attain your destination if you have people pulling you down or holding you back from where you heading in life. 

Be methodical in your decision-making.  Do not be in a rush to do anything.  Take your time and remember all good things come to those who are patient.  Your confidence will soar when you implement just a few simple exercises into your life discipline. 

Here are a few last thoughts for you:

Refrain from comparing yourself and focus on you.  Be sure to relax and go with the flow and don’t stress the little things.  Love yourself and remember you are a gift and your ideas are valid.  Remain positive and do your best to find the good in all situations.  Lastly, do what you love. 

Bronwyn Ison is the owner of Evolve Yoga. 760-564-YOGA