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    5 Mindsets Necessary To Build Self Confidence And 4 Ways To Know You're Enough

    enAugust 04, 2023

    About this Episode

    In the journey of self-discovery, we often find ourselves grappling with the nagging question: "Am I enough?" 

    Life's struggles can weigh heavily on our hearts, especially when we feel inadequate.

    But fear not, today we will look deep into building self-esteem and self-confidence.

    In the face of doubt and self-limiting beliefs, we shall uncover four distinct types of self-worth that shape our perception of ourselves. Everything we have achieved may seem meaningless at times, however, through this pivotal moment of awakening, we shall uncover the true essence of our purpose and redefine our paths with newfound meaning.

    As we navigate life, we will encounter moments of hesitation and indecision, fearing the uncertainty of future steps. Together, we shall cultivate the courage to take that vital first step towards growth and fulfillment.

    In this episode, you'll learn:

    • The type of mindset we should avoid
    • The reason why our confidence is low
    • How to improve your self-worth and self-esteem
    • How to get out of the the struggles that limit you

    Let's join hands as we take steps towards stepping forth into the world with renewed purpose and self-assurance. 

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

    What We Discuss:

    • 00:00 Intro
    • 02:02 When you’re stuck with feeling like you aren’t enough, how do you deal with it?
    • 05:38 Life is a struggle especially when you think you aren’t enough
    • 10:01 What happens when you realize everything you’ve done in life is useless?
    • 14:25 Type #1: The sense of security and safety is such an important part of our self-worth
    • 15:53 Type #2: When you know your values, it's easier for you to make decisions.
    • 17:06 Type #3: The self-confidence we experience through competence, a skill, an ability that we have
    • 18:54 Type #4: Do you have a place or space that you feel comfortable and you belong to?
    • 22:48 This is one of the reasons why so many struggle so much
    • 24:29 We keep thinking about taking future steps but we never take the first step
    • 26:20 Here’s how you can do to help boost your self confidence 

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    🔑 Key Takeaways

    • Recognizing our worth and working through feelings of inadequacy is essential for achieving goals and accepting love and success in our lives.
    • Our past struggles hold strength and growth; valuing our own journey allows us to overcome comparison and feel enough.
    • Our past experiences, including challenges and mistakes, shape us, and changing our perspective on our past can change our perspective on ourselves and our future. Recognizing the positive impact of every experience is vital for personal growth and decision-making.
    • Your worth is not determined by external accomplishments. Focus on developing your identity, skills, and sense of belonging to build confidence and self-worth.
    • Making a difference doesn't require big actions or a large following. Even helping one person or taking one small step has immense power. Keep going, learn as you progress, and change will naturally happen.
    • Our first attempts may not be perfect, but it's important to keep trying. Accepting that our initial efforts can be average allows us to pursue our goals with confidence and help others along the way.
    • Trust in your abilities, work hard, and have faith in your worth. Sometimes, the risk of betting on yourself can lead to greater opportunities and rewards.

    📝 Podcast Summary

    Overcoming self-doubt to welcome positivity.

    Many people struggle with feelings of low self-worth and not feeling like they are enough. This can manifest in various areas of our lives, whether it's feeling inadequate in relationships, careers, or even in receiving love and goodness from others. These feelings often stem from past experiences or negative beliefs that we have internalized. However, it's important to address and understand these thoughts because they are not serving us anymore. They hold us back from achieving our goals and hinder us from accepting love and success. The speaker, Jay Shetty, shares his own personal experience of feeling inadequate and emphasizes that even he had to work through these feelings. Ultimately, recognizing our worth and overcoming self-doubt allows us to achieve more and welcome positivity into our lives.

    Embracing Our Journey: Overcoming Comparison and Self-Doubt

    Our feelings of inadequacy and being behind are often fueled by our comparisons to others and our own negative mindset. Jay Shetty's personal experience of feeling like he wasn't enough and falling behind in life highlights the destructive power of comparison and self-doubt. However, he discovered an important realization: the choices and experiences we've had in the past are not useless or meaningless. Instead of dismissing our history, we should embrace it and recognize the strength and growth we've gained from our past struggles. By shifting our perspective and valuing our own journey, we can overcome the false belief that we need to find something more meaningful to feel enough.

    Embracing the Value of Our Past

    Every experience in our lives holds value and meaning. Our past, including our challenges, mistakes, and choices, has shaped us into who we are today. We don't need a different past to create a different future; we need to accept and embrace our experiences as valuable. Changing the way we look at our past can change our perspective on ourselves and our lives. It's important to recognize the positive impact that every experience has had on our personal growth. Additionally, understanding our need for security and safety, as well as clarifying our values, can help us build a stronger sense of self-worth and make better decisions in our relationships and life choices.

    Building self-confidence and self-worth through identity, skills, and belonging.

    Self-confidence and self-worth are greatly influenced by our competence, skills, and sense of belonging. Many of us end up in jobs that we aren't skilled at because we were told to focus on the skills that jobs required, rather than our own abilities. This mismatch can lead to low self-esteem and a feeling of inadequacy in our work. To build self-confidence and self-worth, we need to focus on four key areas: identity and values, safety and security, competence and skills, and a sense of belonging. Starting from zero can be scary, but everyone begins there, and it's important to remember that our worth isn't defined by external accomplishments or numbers.

    The Power of Small Steps and Making an Impact

    It's not about the numbers or the grandeur of our actions, but rather the impact we can make in someone's life. We often feel overwhelmed and discouraged because we believe that we need to do big things or have a massive following to make a difference. However, Jay Shetty reminds us that even helping just one person, taking one small step, or doing one small thing has immense power. It's not about knowing every step or expecting instant success, but rather having the passion and commitment to keep going, figuring it out as we progress. Our first attempt may not be our best, but it doesn't have to be our last. Focus on the small steps, make an impact, and change will naturally follow.

    Embrace Imperfection, Keep Going

    Our first attempts may not be perfect, but that shouldn't discourage us from trying again. Jay Shetty emphasizes that our initial efforts are likely to be average and even have a higher chance of failing than succeeding. However, once we accept this reality, we can continue pursuing our goals with confidence. Our stories and experiences matter, and we shouldn't abandon them just because they may not be extraordinary at first. Additionally, Shetty encourages us to help the person we were five years ago by sharing our knowledge and supporting others who may be going through similar challenges. By helping others, we also help ourselves and boost our self-confidence.

    Taking a Leap of Faith: Venus Williams' Story of Self-Belief and Success

    Sometimes it's worth taking a calculated leap of faith and betting on yourself. Venus Williams had the opportunity to sign a $3 million deal with Nike at the age of 14, but she turned it down because she believed she could achieve more. Instead, she focused on her game, practiced diligently, and took the risk of playing professionally. Her gamble paid off when she received a five-year, $12 million deal from Reebok just seven months later. This story teaches us the importance of believing in ourselves and trusting our process and preparation. It's not about blind faith, but rather recognizing our worth and going after what we truly deserve. So, next time we face a tempting offer, let's ask ourselves if we're worth more and if it's time to take that leap of faith.

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