I'm here to tell you that not everyone is confident in their abilities right from the get-go. Not everyone believes in themselves or what they can do when they first start out.
I'm also here to tell you that everyone, literally everyone, starts as a beginner. They've tried something. And they failed. And they tried again. And they failed again, only better.
If you don't first try something, you will never learn how to do it and you will never grow your confidence. And if you don't fail at the things you try, you will never find the most effective way to do whatever it is you're trying.
So first thing is to TRY. If you never try, you will never succeed. If you never try, you will never know what you're capable of. And that would be a tragedy. I can promise you that you're capable of great things!
I have lots of firsts where I wasn't confident in what I was doing, at all. When I first started college. When I first started my government job. When I first started CrossFit. When I first started my personal business. When I first became a homeowner.
Literally everything we do is a first. There isn't anything we start out doing as experts.
Think about your life. Think about all your firsts. All the things you've accomplished by simply TRYING. Think of the confidence you've gained through those experiences.
Yes, many of those experiences may have been ones we didn't choose. Or they were just "rights of passage" into adulthood (college, first job, first home, etc). But how would you know you could accomplish those things if you hadn't first tried? And think of the confidence you gained with each experience.
I'll be the first to tell you I was terrified walking into a CrossFit gym. I didn't know what I was getting into and I was scared to make a fool out of myself. I'd never really done much work with a barbell before CrossFit and a pull-up? Ha!
But the beautiful part about CrossFit is everything is scaleable! And I gained confidence every time I went back for another workout. I learned and I grew every single time I walked back into the gym. I know things about myself and my body's ability that I never would've known had I not walked into a CrossFit gym.
And boy, was I terrified to start my own business. Talk about getting out of my comfort zone! I left a very secure, cushiony job with the government to pursue my own passions. To be my own boss. And it's 100% been a learning curve from day one. I've tried and failed many times over. But I've not given up! I love what I do and love learning the BEST way to do it!
What about you? What have you tried (and failed)? What are you scared to try? Comment below with yours!
I hope you all have a beautiful week! And try something new this week! Yes, even if you fail!
With love and wellness (and hopes for big growth!!),