Episode #67: How to be CONFIDENT (and why this is important for your college admissions success)

“Confidence is the freedom to set your own standards and unshackle yourself from the need to prove yourself.”
– Ryan Holiday, Stillness Is the Key

I’ll admit I’m a total self-help nerd. I’m constantly reading and researching ways to improve my mindset in order to achieve my own dreams. And one huge takeaway from my own self-help journey is that creating a positive and productive mindset takes confidence.

It takes confidence to be yourself, define your values, and do what it takes to live them wholeheartedly.

Your confidence will be what gets you through your rigorous course load, pushes you to go above and beyond in your own Passion Project, and encourages you to click “submit” on that application to your dream school.

You can do all of these things. Believing that you can is the first step.

If you don’t have the confidence in yourself to be the best applicant your dream school has seen, you won’t even give yourself the chance to try! Your confidence is ESSENTIAL in determining your success.

You may have never wandered into the self-help section of your local bookstore. But for now, I’ll save you the trip.

In this episode, I want to explore why confidence is the ULTIMATE key to success in your high school career, your college admissions journey, and the rest of your life.

TUNE IN BELOW:

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Why confidence is the key to determining just how successful you can be
  • How to start building your confidence by stepping outside of your comfort zone (and how I’ve been there, too!)
  • My secret guide to decision-making that grew my business by THOUSANDS of students
  • Materials you can use to jumpstart your college admissions process with the right mindset

NOTABLE QUOTES:

If you're scared to do certain things, because it's outside of your comfort zone (…) that means you have to do just that. Because the only way that you can be confident is by experiencing more of it.
When you think and make decisions based on your future self, you're going to automatically have that confident version of you show up for you.
I can make the comfortable decision because that's easy. But if I make the comfortable decision, I don't grow as a person.
You should be open minded to other people's opinions and decisions and perspectives, but you should also know what your values are.

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By Julie Kim Ed.M Harvard University