Turn your big thoughts into big action as fast as you can. Do not let excuses – ‘’ I’m not smart enough,’’ or ‘’I do not have enough experience,’’ or ‘’I’m too young,’’ or ‘’I’m too old’’ too female or too black, too fat or too thin, too bald, too athletic, or too nerdy, hold you back. These are just empty excuses, drop them.
Excuses are a symptom of fear. Plunge in and do the thing you fear the most and your fear will vanish. Nobody is born confident. All confidence is acquired. Get the action habit and your confidence will soar.
Do not spend too much time planning or trying to anticipate and solve a problem before they happen, that is just another excuse for procrastination. Until you start, you won’t know where the problem will occur, you won’t have the experience to solve them. Instead, get into action, and solve the problem as they arise.
Stop thinking and start doing. Start with small things and take on progressively bigger and bigger challenges until you build confidence. This is how Olympic athletes get to the top; they push themselves to bigger and bigger goals one step at a time.
It helps to get a mentor to help you jump to a higher level faster. That is why there are master teachers and coaches in every field. For some reason, we’re all receptive to advice we receive from authority figures.
Find an authority figure in your field and get his or her advice and encouragement to take bigger and bolder steps. Their confidence helps to boost your confidence.