Believing in Our Own Power

“Woke up this morning with my mind set on loving me”

– Jamila Woods, Holy

I use music to help me get through the workweek. Last week, I found myself listening to Jamila Woods’s new song Holy on repeat. Her lyrics were soothing and affirming.

I was asked if I thought I was self-confident. My first thought was of course but I knew that was not true. So my response was, “At times”. I was then asked if I thought you could build self-confidence. I responded, “Yes.”

Merriam-Webster defines self-con·fi·dence (noun) as confidence in oneself and in one’s powers and abilities. So what is confidence? One definition for confidence (noun) was  a feeling or consciousness of one’s powers or of reliance on one’s circumstances.

One of the biggest hurdles that I found in being confident was believing that I was. Believing in my own powers and ability. Jamila Woods’s speaks about believing that that she is holy.

“I’m not lonely, I’m alone
And I’m holy by my own”

– Jamila Woods, Holy

Self-confidence plays a role in our relationship with ourselves. As we gain confidence, we begin to accept who were are and love ourselves.

One way that I have learned to build self-confidence in my life is through affirmations.

At my desk, in my planner, and in my home you can find sticky notes of affirmations that I have made for myself. These are statements that proclaim a belief about oneself or one’s potential. These statements are powerful and can help us to believe in our own power and ability.

Here are some examples of affirmations that I use to build confidence in my own power:

I am love.
I am amazing.
I am creative.
I accept my whole self.
I am at peace with all that has happened, is happening, and will happen.
Happiness is a choice and I choose to be happy.
I allow my vibration to attract abundance in beautiful and creative ways.

Let your mind wander (journal topics):

  • Think about one affirmation and use it throughout the week.
  • When do you feel most confident? What are you doing? How does that moment feel?

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