Years ago, Jesse Jackson said, “If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, I can achieve it.” This quote explains how claiming confidence works. If you can think you have confidence and you can believe you can have, you can actually be confident. That is why even if you are not confident now and even if you do not believe you can be confident you must claim you are confident each morning. When you claim you are confident, you have conceived it. Your mind has entertained the possibility that you can have all the confidence you want.
Even if you do not believe you are confident or that you will ever be, you can change things. By telling yourself each morning that you are confident you will eventually believe that you are confident, that you can have all the confidence you want. Be encouraged and stand strong in the faith that if you keep telling yourself that you are confident, you will believe it and eventually you will live it. The confidence you want is easily within your grasp. Just claim it.
In the real world, you put on your big girl panties one leg at a time. You do it one step at a time, the whole while believing that you will succeed at getting the panties from ankles to hips. When you are putting on your underwear, you do not wonder if you are going to be able to do it. You take for granted that you will be able to put your feet in, pull them up over your legs, up over your hips and fix the waistband where it belongs.
Putting on your big girl panties is a figure of speech which means get ready to deal with all you are going to encounter. All the while recognizing that though there may be some difficulties ahead, you must move forward toward accomplishing your goals. Just as you step into your panties with full faith you will get them up and on, step into confidence. When you tell yourself you are going to be confident, do no allow room to doubt yourself. Claim the confidence you want as if you already possess it.
When you put on your big girl panties you recognize that you control your destiny. Putting on your big girl panties means you can take steps necessary to make your world what you want it to be. When you claim you are confident, when you claim you have the confidence you need to be successful start doing the things you want to do. Do not worry about if you will succeed or fail at what you attempt. Put those thoughts out of your mind. Push forward and do the things that need to be done.
The next time you have something hard or scary to do, don’t pause to think of reasons why you cannot do it. Just picture yourself pulling up your panties, stepping up and doing the job.