Confidence comes when you have a deep belief that your message is needed in the world. Most Pro Bloggers passionately understand this truth. They understand it so deeply that their message is more important than their personal popularity.
In the book Everyone Communicates Few Connect, author John Maxwell shares four questions to ask to see if you are passionate about your message:
- Do I believe what I say?
- Has it changed me?
- Do I believe it will help others?
- Have I seen it change others?
When I lack confidence, I ask myself those four questions. Immediately my mindset shifts from off of me and onto my message. Be careful that your lack of confidence is not an underlying ego problem. When the ego is in charge we value emotional comfort above all else. By placing confidence in our message that has the power to improve lives, our mindset shifts to serving our audience well.
Is There Room in This World for My Message?
I know what you are thinking. I’ve heard it myself. There is too much competition. There are already too many people trying to do the thing I want to do.
But what if that was a good thing? What if you saw that as social proof that people will pay you for it? The truth is there will never be another “you.” You bring a unique view, personality and perspective to all you do. Embrace that. Decide today to lean into your gift and make it useful for others.
- If you don’t say it, it may never be said.
- If you don’t write it, it may never be written.
- If you don’t create it, it may never be created.
You have a message. Your message is needed in the world.
We are waiting for you…
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