Open Your Eyes with McKay Christensen
7 months ago

S1E9 - Keeping Your Confidence

This week, McKay delves into the topic of confidence – something about which he is often asked to speak. Recognizing that so many people suffer from not having confidence either in the moment or throughout their lives, McKay, supported by examples taken from real life, shares his wisdom and advice on ways to both create and keep confidence. In addition to his trademark illustrative stories, McKay discusses the perils of comparing yourself to others, the ‘80/20 Rule’, and 3 ways to pivot away from the ‘comparison trap’. He also shares 4 daily actions that will change your confidence, as well as the results of some experiments in taking responsibility. Given the vast amount of experience and understanding which he brings to this topic, you will quickly understand precisely why McKay is regularly invited to speak to others about confidence, and just how fortunate we all are that he shares this knowledge in today’s informative and instructive episode. The Finer Details of This Episode: ·   The stories of James Monroe and Napoleon, McKay’s daughter Mary, Kurt Warner, Dean Furness, Nokia, and Bob Gale, and the lessons they teach ·   Comparing yourself to others ·   The 80/20 Rule ·   3 ways to pivot away from the ‘comparison trap’ ·   4 daily actions that will change your confidence ·   Experiments in taking responsibility Quotes: “We often fail to see our own value. We underestimate what we have and who we are and the extent of our ability to contribute to the world, all while others are realizing the value in their life.” “The only measure that matters is how we compare to where we have been or where we're going.” “Comparison is the thief of joy.” “The apostle Paul once wrote to the Hebrews, ‘Cast not away your confidence, which has great possibility of reward’.” “He realized the quicker you move on to the next thing and focus on doing a little bit better. Soon, the good outweighs the bad, and that's when your confidence returns.” “When we compare, we become stuck, paralyzed in our ability to act.” “Whatever we hold on our belief window or consistently hold in our mind will eventually be what we experience in life. Where focus goes, energy flows.” “Focus on what's most important to you, letting the small minor things go.” “Remember what you've got, return to your confidence, and refocus on what you're grateful for.” “You are exceptional, you have immense value.” “Any action of any kind creates confidence, and consistent action repeated with intent helps you keep that confidence.” “Focus yields success, and success yields confidence.” “Your future is waiting - waiting for you to give your full confident self so you can improve your life and change what needs changing.” Show Links: Open Your Eyes: 10 Uncommon Lessons to Discover a Happier Life