Ever since I can remember, anxiety has stopped me from doing things. It wasn’t until I started attending university (where we had to present weekly in front of the class) that I decided I didn’t like being this way. I’d be sweating, shaking, quietly freaking out until it was my turn, and then after it was over, I’d break down from embarrassment.
After a few months of this, I decided enough was enough - I wanted to live a confident life!
I talked to my dorm manager and she introduced me to ‘The Secret’.
‘The Secret’ is based on the belief of the law of attraction, which claims that thoughts can change a person's life directly. The book alleges Energy as assurance of its effectiveness. - WikipediaI wasn’t convinced that I just needed to believe whatever and the Universe would provide... But it did open me up to the idea that my thought processes had a role in creating this cycle of anxiety.
I went to the library and withdrew 20 different books on psychology, mindset and behavior.
They were a bit more technical than ‘The Secret’, but they confirmed that our thoughts do in fact have a physiological response in our bodies - put simply, our thoughts create our reality.
Even though I knew changing thought patterns were key, I was having trouble because the types of thoughts I needed weren’t coming naturally.
I needed prompts.
So, I wrote some positive affirmations on sticky notes relating to confidence and self-esteem, and placed them around my room.
As the year went by, my confidence truly soared. I was able to present my ideas, answer questions and most importantly... I was able to end the day feeling good about myself.
After seeing how much these affirmations had helped me flip my thought patterns and overall perspective - I knew this was something I had to share with people.
In 2016, The Daily Goalgetter was born. Since then I’ve helped thousands of people like yourself achieve their goals through shifting their mindset.
Have you had a similar experience with anxiety? I’d love to hear about it :)