When developing self esteem, which includes increasing confidence, it is important to remember that you are expanding your comfort zone.
This is where the importance of positive thinking first comes in because as you expand your comfort zone, the usual tendency is to “shrink” back into your comfort zone.
By maintaining a positive attitude as you make changes and venture into a new place of comfort, you are able to use the power of positive thinking to “keep your boat afloat” as you cross the river into new, unfounded territory (past your current comfort zone.)
This process of staying positive as you expand your comfort zone is key to gaining self confidence in new areas of your life.
One of the best benefits of positive thinking power is that the more positive you are able to stay, the more positive you are able to stay...
And, no that wasn't a “typo” or “inadvertent redundancy.”
In my article, "Benefits of Positive Thinking, Unquestionably the One Benefit That Motivates", I discuss how our bodies “get addicted” to the positive thoughts that we put out and when done long enough, how our bodies crave these positive chemicals, which automatically keeps us positive.
Take a moment now and click here to read my Benefits of Positive Thinking article so you understand the importance of thinking positive when it comes to confidence building positive thinking techniques.
Then, click the back button and I'll be here waiting for you so we can resume our discussion.
Another interesting thing about using positive thinking power to create change in your life is that when your self talk, or sometimes called inner talk, is kept positive, it has been proven that your brain works more effectively...
And you have a better ability for maintaining a positive attitude simply because your brain is functioning differently because it's been staying positive.
One of the main advantages of positive thinking in this regard is that as your mind is shifting into a more efficient and effective “mode of operation,” you'll have a tendency to “think through” your problems in a clear, more logical fashion...
And when you are able to work through your problems easier, it builds confidence because you have tangible results of making changes that you didn't think were previously within your grasp.
Using the art of positive thinking can also help you focus on the positive aspects of your life, which creates the habit of focusing on the positive things in your life.
I've written an article entitled, "Believing in Yourself, It Starts with One Question." Take another moment and click here to go to that article now because it gives you one simple question to use that makes the art of positive thinking start working for you right away. Then come back and we'll finish up our discussion.
The positive thinking power of using your mind and body together can help you achieve greater health too.
How does this relate to gaining self confidence or developing self esteem?
When your spirits are low, your immunity is also lowered, and I think we all can agree that we just don't feel very powerful when we're not feeling at the top of our game health wise, right?
While the positive health effects of positive thinking are numerous, suffice to say that when you're maintaining a positive attitude, you're also boosting your immunity and helping yourself stay positive.
When you are able to stay positive and healthy, you're also more likely to have the courage and strength (and resilience) to expand your comfort zone.
When you continually expand your comfort zone in a positive manner, you have linked positive thinking and confidence because with each new “challenge you've positively overcome,” the more confidence you'll have when the next challenge presents itself.
One way to “get the ball rolling” and learn how to be more positive is to find your core beliefs that are operating in the background and running all of your behaviors. My How to Change Your Beliefs Program teaches you in a very comprehensive fashion how to find those beliefs and change them.
For more on positive thinking power, check out this article:
The Power of Positive Thinking: Using It for Happiness
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