How To Be Confident in Achieving More Goals

Sue Reid
Small Steps
Published in
5 min readApr 21, 2023

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Small steps to big wins.

Athlete attempting to jump over a high bar
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One of the reasons why we sometimes lack self-confidence is because we set ourselves expectations that are too high. Then we become fearful that we may not meet that high bar and we may be judged accordingly.

When we fail to meet our expectations, we then become very self-critical, mentally beating ourselves up and feeling like a failure. Often, at this point, we just give up on whatever it was we were trying to achieve.

This is commonly known as perfectionism and to some extent, we will all more than likely suffer from this at times. It is human nature to want to do well and be a ‘winner’. This is great because we should all strive to be the best we can be. However, when we set the bar unrealistically high, we are just setting ourselves up to fail.

So how about setting ourselves up to learn and grow instead? Ultimately, we will achieve the same result - it might take longer but the journey will be more enjoyable.

Here are five steps to achieving your goals by taking small steps towards them.

1. Break the Goal into Steps

The main benefit of breaking a goal down into smaller parts is that it automatically appears more achievable. Rather than being overwhelmed by the goal, we…

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Sue Reid
Small Steps

I had to rebuild my self-confidence after a toxic marriage. Now, I coach and write about building confidence. Contact me at sue@suereidcoaching.com