Restore Someone’s Faith in Themselves
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You can make a difference in a person’s life by telling them and showing them you have faith and confidence in them.
How many times have you met someone and saw potential in them? How many times have you met someone and thought to yourself, “I know they can be more”? How many times have you believed someone that you knew could do more than they are doing? When this happens to you, do you also follow-up and ask yourself why that person is not living to their full potential, doing more or being more?
When you see people that you feel are not living up to their potential, I invite you to tell them you have faith and confidence in them. When you find someone that you feel could do or be more, I invite you to show them you have faith and confidence in them. There are some people you are going to come across in your life that all they need is a little bit of faith from you to turn their life around. All some other people need is a little bit of confidence from you in them that they can succeed. Why is this so important?
When you see someone, who is down on their luck and you see the smart, funny, successful person they can be, many times you see a person has lost faith and confidence in themselves. Other times, people have let the fact that others have lost faith and confidence in them weigh them down. While some of these people may be challenging to get through to at first, the effort will be worth it in the long run. The key is to be clear with your actions and words.
Faith and confidence are gifts that cost little and can yield very much.
How this applies to fear…
When it comes to fear and coming across someone who has lost faith in themselves, one fear people have is that we will start to align with that person and lose faith and confidence in ourselves. This is born from two things. The first is the knowledge that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. The second is the fear that someone who has lost faith and confidence in themselves will be an energy vampire. While it is true that some people who have lost faith and confidence in themselves require more of our energy than others, how much of our energy we give people is something we control.
How this applies to authentic empathy…
When it comes to authentic empathy and coming across someone who has lost faith in themselves, if you are prone to trying to understand how or why the person lost faith in themselves, that is wonderful. To help them and be an ever bigger positive impact on their lives, I invite you show authentic empathy for them and realize that they did not make a conscious choice to be where they are right now. Then, tell them you have faith and confidence in them. Help to build them up. Saying and showing you have faith and confidence in someone shows that you are experiencing authentic empathy for who that person is on the inside and not what they appear to be based on their current circumstances.
How this applies to WACASHWI…
When it comes to WACASHWI and coming across someone who has lost faith in themselves, as we move things on to and through our list, we will be reaching out to people for help to complete some of the tasks. We may reach out to someone that unbeknownst to us has lost faith and confidence in themselves. This may cause that person to not want to help us or to agree to help us then back out. When this happens, talk to the person. Tell them you have faith and confidence in them. Tell them you still believe they are the best person to help you complete the task. Do what you can to keep them part of the process.
Your daily invitations…
- I invite you to think about someone you met recently that you know has more potential than they are displaying right now.
- I invite you to consider your interactions with that person.
- I invite you to write down your thoughts, feelings, and actions in your journal.
- I invite you to talk to that person and tell them you have faith and confidence in them that they can succeed.
Final step – how will you implement one thing you learned today in your life?