6 years ago I made a vow. I solemn promise to myself, I had only myself to be accountable to.
No, I am not talking about the marriage vows I took, but just a promise to myself to try and do one thing every day that made me feel like I was taking a risk outside of my comfort zone.
You see, I had to make this conscious choice, because truth is, I have always struggled with my confidence. So much so, that I even got myself into (what seemed like an insurmountable amount) of debt in order to try to solve my lack of confidence from the outside in. OUCH.
I almost ruined the vows I took to my husband.
Have you ever felt similar? Do any of these ring true…? You feel like your butt is too big, or your waist isn’t small enough, if only you had longer hair & lashes, and if you had legsfordays, THEN you would have the confidence to wear the jeans, the blouse, the dress, leave the house feeling like a million bucks.
The thing is, there are always limiting beliefs keeping us from our greatest potential. I am a true believer (and walking testimony) to the fact that if we can build up our internal confidence through risk-taking, and the spill-over effects are endless.
What did my vow do for my future self?
I promised myself that by taking small risks, usually in my fashion choices, personal relationships, or business, every single day, that I would eventually see the fruition of those efforts.
Eventually that meant quitting a job I hated, starting my own business, chancing coffee with a relative stranger & developing a best friend, to eventually becoming Mrs. Washington 2017 and having an even broader impact in my community, personal relationships, my marriage, and honestly just having more joy.
How can you have this for yourself?
Take a risk by wearing bright and bold outfit today, which turns to being bold in the boardroom tomorrow (the timeline is always fluid, tomorrow could be 3 months from now, but you get my drift). Tell me how you are stepping outside of your comfort zone (perhaps wearing a red lipstick, a dress as opposed to jeans, a print instead of just black, the list is endless)!