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Utilizing Your Inner Power for Success: The Evolutionary Edge of Confidence

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Confidence provides an evolutionary edge. It is a vital ingredient for success in life. It gives us the courage and determination to tackle new challenges, social situations, and tasks without fear in several ways:

  • Belief In Oneself: When we have confidence, we believe in our abilities and skills, which can melt self-doubt and anxiety. We are more likely to take risks and try new things because we trust ourselves to handle any challenges that come our way. 
  • Thinking Right/Positive Mindset: Confidence goes hand in hand with a positive mindset. When we are confident, we focus on our strengths rather than our weaknesses, which can help us feel more capable and prepared for life's future road blocks.
  • Resilience: Confidence can help us be more resilient when things don't go as planned. If we are confident in our abilities, we are more likely to sail through obstacles and setbacks instead of giving up, becoming discouraged, or wallow in victimhood.
  • Improved Social Situations: Confidence makes us more comfortable in social situations. When we are confident, we are less likely to worry about what others think of us, which makes it easy to engage with new people.

Art DeVany, author of The New Evolution Diet, is fond of pointing out that failure was merely feedback for our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Think about it - they wouldn't have taken failure personally because the hunter-gatherer's mindset was focused on survival, and they had to face immense challenges and obstacles to survive. They didn't view failure as an end result or a rejection-reflection of themselves, but rather as feedback for adjusting their approach and strategy for the next survival challenge.

This adaptive mindset was essential and our ancestors knew that if they dwelled on failures and wallowed in self-pity or victimhood, they would only increase their chances of death. Take a moment each day to be grateful for the luxuries of modern life. Our ancestors faced brutal conditions, with no access to medical care, exposure to unknown dangers and poisons, and a lack of basic human rights. In comparison, we are living in relative luxury.

In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to feel like we've failed or fallen short of our goals and expectations. But it's important to remember that failure is simply feedback, a chance to re-evaluate, re-strategize, and reframe our perceptions. We need to get back to that primal mindset of our hunter-gatherer ancestors and forge ahead after obstacles - onward and upward.

Confidence propels us towards our goals and dreams. It is within your power. Confidence is the sum of the thoughts you think, and the actions you take - both of which are in your control and you have the choice to imprint a new confidence perspective. It is also in your primal DNA as a human being - tap into it.

  • About the author:  Elle Russ is a #1 bestselling author, world-renowned thyroid health expert, and master coach. 
  • Take her Confidence Masterclass HERE 

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