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Somewhere between childhood and adulthood our enthusiasm and natural inclinations to dream big are squashed.
To make it work for you, find your limits by exposing yourself to different situations and pushing through the uncomfortable. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.
Your brain has a built-in confirmation bias. That means it stores information that is consistent with your own beliefs, values and self-image. This selective memory system helps keep the brain from getting overloaded.
Revisit your self-limiting beliefs. Try to gain a more accurate perspective on the event by talking with others that might have a different perspective.
Not every new or different thing is a threat to our survival. This negativity bias can chip away at our confidence. To combat the negativity bias:
If we remain curious, we remain teachable and grow every day. Ask questions and be curious because:
When we are afraid, we don't think clearly because our emotions take control.
It does no good to avoid, deny or ignore the fear. Instead, spend time with your worst fear. Imagine the worst that could happen. Now focus on your breathing. Feel your body relax. You’re on your way to conquering your fear.
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Self-efficacy is described as a perceived ability to succeed at a particular task. It means having rock-solid confidence, a supercharged belief in your ability.
Your first impressions are usually pretty accurate. But whether they are wrong or right, first impressions affect us in a big way and we are slow to change them.
You have to be willing to update them quite rapidly.