Recently I wrote about dealing with negative feelings. It helps to have some tools or ideas to counteract them when they hit with full force. I developed this acronym a while ago and try to memorise it when I need some positive input. It is an acronym for the word CONFIDENCE and reminds me of what I am capable of or what I need to do to feel more confident.
C is for capable – I have the basic knowledge to do the task
O is for often – when I do something often I become more confident in my abilities.
N is for now – I need to focus on NOW and the task at hand.
F is for follow – I can follow instructions and directions rather than just guessing what is required.
I is for interest – if I have a genuine interest in what I am doing I am more likely to do it well.
D is for determination – if I am really determined to succeed, chances are that I will.
E is for elements – I can break a task down to its smaller components and give full attention to each part.
N is for new – I need to be open-minded and curious about learning new tasks and that will get me there in the end.
C is for cheerfulness – if I approach the task with a cheerful attitude and be friendly to those around me the job will seem a lot easier.
E is for effort – putting in an effort and a bit of hard work can produce good results.
If I experience self-doubt I try to recall the above suggestions however it doesn’t really matter if I can’t remember them because I just look for another positive word beginning with the same letter.
It works for me 🙂
I was thinking of a new one today based on the word WIMP. I sometimes accuse myself of being a wimp. How about Warm, Intelligent, Magnificent, Person? Any other suggestions?