3 Ways to Feel Confident When Things are Going Right
Where are my perfectionists at? This topic hits home because when you live and die by your success, it gets scary once things start going your way. Rather than enjoying things going right, my brain immediately started worrying if things would fall apart. Here are three ways you can keep your confidence when things are going right.
3 Ways to Feel Confident When Things Are Going Right
You probably deserve this. The biggest struggle for my confidence is the impostor syndrome that kicks in when things go right. I doubt I actually did anything to earn it – so I feel like a fraud. The truth is, everything you’ve done can somehow be credited towards this success. While part of it could’ve happened easier than expected, not everything has to be a struggle for it to be deserved.
Don’t let guilt ruin good things. When things went well for me, I felt bad for the people in my life still struggling. But I need to remind myself they are separate things. It’s not like I stole the promotion away from my friend. Just because my coworkers are stuck in the office it doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy my vacation. Confident women know their success doesn’t take away from anyone else’s – and while you don’t want to be insensitive to other people’s situations, be careful not to let unnecessary guilt kill your confidence!
Everything is temporary. This might sound counter intuitive, but remembering that nothing lasts forever helps you expect things to ebb and flow. It’s unrealistic to expect the good times to stay. So it actually helps you enjoy them because you’re not so caught up trying to control everything.
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Rebekah Buege is a body confidence coach and emotional resilience expert helping driven women care less what people think so they enjoy more of their life. She's been featured in Bustle, Thrive Global, The Everygirl, and more.
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