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How To Move Past Prior Insecurities

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Insecurity can be a tough issue to take on.  This is because your insecurities are precisely where you feel the most vulnerable.

Insecurity can also emanate from anywhere.  It’s not just relating to physical flaws you deem necessary to object to within yourself.

It can also mean feeling unhappy about being unskilled, such as not being able to drive by a certain age.  It can mean having bad experiences in the past, perhaps in a leadership position, and thus feeling worried about moving on from there.  Lastly, having insecurities about your financial situation is also very common.

Prior insecurities can also leave us feeling out of sorts and the consequences can live with us for some time.  That can be a problem and something that you may wish to move forward from in the future.


So, how can you move past prior insecurities?

Is it possible to work through them?


After all, it can feel daunting to go back and look at your insecurities in the face while still trying to help them grow.

Remember – insecurities can be transformed into confidence because it shows where you need to address personal issues, or what may be holding you down.


Tips To Move Past Prior Insecurities


Address Prior Insecurities Head-On

You’re not a worse person for having insecurities.  Everyone has them.  What counts is how you deal with them.

For instance, if you don’t like how your nose is shaped, do you torture yourself about it? Or could that be a source of happiness for you because it helps make you unique?

Maybe you feel that you’re not great at communicating with people as a public speaker, and so you join a course to help you work through that issue.

In my case, I am not a very good public speaker.  I tend to get nervous to the point that you can hear the jitters in my voice.  I also have insecurities about the way I articulate my thoughts.


I’ve always felt that’s something I will have to live with.  Until recently when I decided to start the Inspire To FIRE Podcast.

It didn’t happen overnight but I can slowly start to feel myself become more comfortable in my speech.  The show also started growing and now I have an audience in the thousands.  I realized I am getting more comfortable with public speaking because my voice is being heard by thousands each week.  That should help me the next time I have an in-person speech.

The point is, addressing these issues head-on helps you lessen the impact and difficulty you might otherwise feel with them.  That’s a great place to start.


Take It Day By Day

Take things day by day.  You don’t have to be the best person in the world right now.  You don’t have to overcome every little issue that might have contributed to your lack of confidence in a day.

Just take things slowly, and day by day.

Work on what you can work on today.  Try to improve by 1% every day or every week and before you know it you will be 20, 30, 40% better.

The more you do this, the more inertia will build, and that can only be positive.  That might mean taking courses to improve like reviews, seeking opportunities for a new job, or whatever you consider being the primary approach to help you move forward and feel progress.


Try Your Best For Now

Trying your best, for now, is sometimes all you need to move forward with fruitful action.  For example, if driving gives you anxiety then maybe starting by just driving around the block is enough to start taking powerful action.

Perhaps learning to drive is your Mount Everest to climb.  However, try your best for now.  That’s all you can do.

This might mean planning your way forward and having a plan for those expected obstacles along the way.  It might mean keeping that first promise to yourself.  Whatever you do, believe you can do it.  Because you really can.

With this advice, I hope you can more easily move past prior insecurities and see the benefits as a result.


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