My hands are shaking. My palms are wet. I am standing on a stage to start my first public speech in a club.
My brain is blank. What I have prepared last night is no where to be found…
I am frozen.
Time passes by. It feels like hours long.
No one laughs at me. No one makes fun at me. They look at me with smiles, expectations and encouragement,
One begins to applaud. Another one joins in. Then another, another one…
Everyone is applauding now.
I feel warm, safe, loosed up, my body circulation backs on. I an mot frozen any more.
I begin to speak.
I don’t know what I have said any more. But the whole experience has stacked with me forever.
I recognize that with a safe environment I can regain my confidence. If this happens to me once, it can happen to me again. My experience can be repeated.
We learn knowledge from schools with hope that we can recognize the situations where we can use it (repeat the knowledge) someday.
The purpose of the education is to prepare us to gain cognitive experience other people have for our future benefits. So that we can recognize them for our gains in life and career. Therefore, we may be able to repeat the success others have.
This principle applies to you is to gain your recognition when you have a life experience where you are scared, feel defeated, feel on the peak your life and career, and remember those moments.
When you are not confident facing a situation, reflect one of your past experience that you think you can “repeat” in a way giving enough energy to move forward.
Confidence is an experience.
You can be confident anytime if you can recognize your situation and choose to move on anyway.
Confidence is a choice.
Confidence is a working progress.
Confidence is a practice.
You can be confidence if you have done it once in your life.
Suggestion for you:
1. prepare your precognition by reflection your life experience and knowledge.
2. When you feel not confident, take a deep breath and moment to find your precognition, repeat what you have prepared.
3. Take an action forward