Find Out Your Secret Weapon To Building The Life Of Your Dreams
It’s time to wrap up this 7-Day blog post series about letting go of mom guilt to get what you want out of life.
We’ve covered a lot of ground already this week and you should be very proud of yourself for sticking around!
I’ll bet you surprise yourself with how much progress you make going forward using the techniques you learn with this series. Before you know it, you’ll start reaching your big lofty goals one by one, without those guilty feelings holding you back.
On this last post in the series on mom guilt, I want to leave you with some tips and advice that will help you as you continue your journey.
Before we dive in, I want to share a quick story about my daughter and her unshakable confidence.
Right after she turned 3, she got really into superheroes.
One of her favorite cartoons features young children who transform into superheroes at night when they should be in bed in their PJ’s!
She is totally convinced that she is now “Super Alyssa,” who is super strong, super fast, and super brave. If something derails her plans or gets in her way, she is quick to say “let’s try again!”
Just like the characters in her favorite show, she knows that her first try may not result in success and she may need to call in reinforcements.
But part of being a superhero is not giving up until the job is done.
And she has totally unshakeable confidence that if she keeps trying, she will eventually succeed.
Did you know that you have a superpower, too?
You sure do – Confidence.
I like to think of it as a secret weapon that helps you keep doubt and guilt at bay. And it is the key to your success in any area of your life.
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Starting to make progress toward your big lofty goals by taking the baby steps that we discussed a few days ago can be a great confidence builder.
Don’t be afraid to go back to taking baby steps any time that you feel like you’re losing confidence in yourself or you start stressing out about how big your goals are!
One of the reasons why I recommend starting with baby steps first is to give you something known as a “quick win.”
Even reaching a small milestone can do wonders for your confidence and help you push that guilt further out of your life.
Setting larger milestone goals is another great way to break your goal down into manageable tasks and to boost your confidence.
For example, if your goal is to lose a large amount of weight, break it down into 10-pound increments and focus all of your energy on reaching that next 10-pound loss.
Think about what choices you can make in the upcoming week that will help you lose 10 pounds.
Think about your choices on a daily basis, and ask yourself if it is moving you closer to your goal or further away?
Celebrate your small successes – it’s a great confidence booster!
Tracking your overall progress is another great way to feel like you’re moving in the right direction.
Sometimes it’s hard to see how far you’ve come in the day to day activities of life.
Chart your progress on a calendar, a large graph hanging on your fridge, in a document on your computer, or even in an app on your phone.
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It’s nice to have a visual reminder that what you’re doing is working and giving you the results you want and need.
Last but not least, find a cheerleader to encourage you along the way.
This could be a close friend or family member, or it could be a group of like-minded people with similar goals.
One of the awesome things about the internet is that you can find people with the same or similar interests in lots of groups and forums.
A Facebook group is a great place to connect, compare tips, ideas, and results, and of course celebrate successes and serve as a source of encouragement.
The most important thing is that you keep developing your superpower and use that confidence to craft the life you’ve always wanted.
Good luck and keep up the great work!