“Courage is the key which unlocks your potential, resisting fear which may try to halt your forward movement. Vibrancy in life will happen when you go after life with determination and courage.”
– Dr Anil Kumar Sinha
What could you achieve if you only had some nerve?
Just like everyone else, you are creative. You have a lot of ideas in your head and want to express them. The problem is you are afraid of what others might say about your ideas or at least about your produced results.
Even great leaders lack self-confidence at certain times.
Here is a tip to help you be creative and have a different perspective of what you do, think and feel.
“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.” -Benjamin Mee
For obstacles to become opportunities, you need the courage and self-confidence to make things happen. I’m not going to say that it will not be a little difficult at first. You may be scared to create what your idea is. That’s because you don’t like to be judged or criticized.
Maybe in letting this happen, you may be surprised to the find that those who criticize or judge you don’t understand what being creative really is. Most likely they are not creative. The other part of this is that you may find some people are not criticizing you; instead they are giving you feedback you need to look at for a greater creative or innovative result. That is the plus or positive you need to build on your self-confidence.
“Two times the number of confidence added by a dozen of courage is a formula for unstoppable success.”
The idea of having the courage to do things is when you actually take action on your generated idea. This is where you can act “as if” you are confident, think with a positive attitude, speak assertively and take advantage of your strengths, skills and talent in being creative.
The confidence is when you can accept what others say to you and not let it bother you as in bringing you down. Many people have a bounce back resilience and don’t let setbacks hold them back. As a creative person knows that it’s a mindset that takes effort to maintain when the going gets rough.
“Some people tell you what you should and shouldn’t be. Who said you had to obey them? Who made it a law? Nobody. Don’t let anyone else dictate your life. Don’t let people speak for you. Speak for yourself and stand by yourself whatever it takes.”
– Brad D Roza quotes
Essentially, the more ideas you generate get up the courage to take action on them. You will find that your confidence will follow suit. Take actions every day to build your self-confidence as this gives you the courage to generate the ideas you have and want others to see.
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
– Aman Dhanda