If you’re anything like me, you’ve been in the whirlwind of wrapping up the school year and getting ready for summer. I don’t know about you but…MY HEAD IS SPINNING. As the school year draws to a close, it’s natural to feel a mix of excitement and anxiety about what lies ahead. For some, summer means a break from the routine of classes and homework. For others, it may be a time of transition, whether that means starting a whole new routine, being WAY out of your routine, too many variables to juggle, or upcoming summer trip planning. Whatever your circumstances, one thing is certain: summer success starts with confidence.


Even if your whole life is about to turn upside down….you’ve got to start with confidence first (here’s how…)

Confidence is the key to achieving success in any area of life. Whether you’re starting a business, pursuing a new relationship, or simply trying to be the best version of yourself, confidence is essential. Without it, you’re likely to second-guess yourself, hesitate to take risks, and ultimately fall short of your goals.

But what is confidence, exactly? At its core, confidence is about trusting yourself and your abilities. It’s the belief that you’re capable of overcoming challenges, learning from mistakes, and achieving your dreams. When you have confidence, you’re more likely to take bold action, speak up for yourself, and pursue your passions with vigor.

Understanding the link between confidence and fulfillment

Confidence isn’t just about achieving external success, however. It’s also about finding fulfillment in your life. When you have confidence in yourself, you’re more likely to pursue the things that bring you joy and fulfillment, whether that’s a creative hobby, a meaningful relationship, or a career that aligns with your values.

On the other hand, when you lack confidence, you may find yourself settling for less than you deserve, staying in toxic relationships, or pursuing a career that doesn’t fulfill you. Over time, this can lead to feelings of frustration, resentment, and even depression.

3 Tips for building confidence:

So how can you build confidence? The first step is to recognize that confidence is something that can be developed over time. It’s not something you’re born with or without, but rather a skill that can be honed through practice and experience.

  1. One of the most effective ways to build confidence is to set small, achievable goals for yourself. Each time you accomplish one of these goals, you’ll gain a sense of accomplishment and pride that will help boost your confidence for the next challenge.
  2. Another important aspect of building confidence is to surround yourself with positive influences. Seek out friends, mentors, and role models who inspire you and encourage you to be your best self. Avoid people who bring you down or make you feel inadequate.
  3. Finally, be kind to yourself. Remember that everyone makes mistakes and experiences setbacks from time to time. When you encounter obstacles, don’t beat yourself up. Instead, focus on what you can learn from the experience and use that knowledge to grow and improve.

Overcoming self-doubt and negative self-talk

Of course, building confidence is easier said than done. Many people struggle with self-doubt and negative self-talk, which can be major obstacles to developing confidence.

If you find yourself plagued by self-doubt and negative self-talk, there are a few strategies you can use to overcome these obstacles:

START HERE > Practice self-compassion–this means treating yourself with the same kindness and understanding you would offer to a good friend. When you make a mistake or experience a setback, remind yourself that it’s a normal part of the learning process and that you’re doing your best.

Another strategy is to challenge your negative self-talk. When you catch yourself thinking things like “I’m not good enough” or “I’ll never be able to do this,” ask yourself if those thoughts are really true. Often, negative self-talk is based on irrational fears or unfounded assumptions. By questioning those thoughts and replacing them with more positive, realistic ones, you can reprogram your mind to be more confident and self-assured.

3 Strategies for Preparing for the summer ahead….

As the school year winds down, it’s important to start preparing for the summer ahead. Whether you’re planning to travel, work, or simply relax, taking some time to set goals and make a plan can help you feel more confident and in control.

  1. Start by identifying what you want to accomplish over the summer. Do you want to learn a new skill, complete a project, or spend more time with loved ones? Whatever your goals, write them down and break them into smaller, more manageable steps.
  2. Next, think about any obstacles or challenges you might face in achieving those goals. Do you need to save money, overcome a fear, or develop a new habit? Identify those obstacles and come up with a plan to address them.
  3. Finally, make a schedule that will help you stay focused and on track. Whether you use a planner, a to-do list, or a digital app, having a plan in place can help you stay motivated and confident as you work toward your goals.

Setting goals for the summer and beyond

In addition to setting goals for the summer, it’s also important to think about your long-term aspirations. What do you want to achieve in the coming years and decades? What kind of life do you want to create for yourself?

When setting long-term goals, it’s important to be both ambitious and realistic. Aim high, but also be honest with yourself about what’s possible given your current circumstances. Break your goals into smaller, more manageable steps, and celebrate each milestone along the way.

Remember, too, that your goals may change over time. As you grow and develop, you may discover new passions or priorities that shift your focus. That’s okay. The important thing is to keep setting goals that inspire and motivate you, and to stay committed to pursuing them with confidence and determination.

Finding balance and avoiding burnout

As you work toward your goals and pursue your dreams, it’s important to find balance and avoid burnout. This means taking care of your physical and emotional health, and making time for rest and relaxation.

One of the best ways to find balance is to prioritize self-care. This might mean getting regular exercise, getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, or practicing mindfulness or meditation. It might also mean setting boundaries with friends and family, so that you have time and space to focus on your own needs and goals.

Another important aspect of finding balance is learning to say no. When you’re ambitious and driven, it can be tempting to take on too much and spread yourself too thin. But overcommitting can lead to stress, anxiety, and burnout. Learning to say no to things that don’t align with your goals or values can help you stay focused and energized.

Seeking support from family, friends, and professionals

Finally, remember that you don’t have to go it alone. Seeking support from family, friends, and professionals can help you stay on track and achieve your goals with confidence and ease.

Whether you need help with a specific challenge or simply want someone to encourage and inspire you, there are many resources available. Consider reaching out to a Mindrise Coach, therapist, or support group to help you stay motivated and focused as you navigate the challenges and opportunities of summer and beyond.

Here’s the deal…

As the school year comes to a close and the summer ahead looms large, it’s natural to feel a mix of excitement and anxiety. But by cultivating confidence, setting goals, and seeking support, you can enjoy a summer filled with growth, learning, and fulfillment.

Remember, confidence isn’t just about achieving external success. It’s also about finding joy and meaning in your life, and pursuing the things that bring you the most happiness and fulfillment. By prioritizing self-care, staying focused on your goals, and seeking support when you need it, you can create a life that’s both successful and enjoyable.

So go forth with confidence, and make the most of the summer and beyond. With the right mindset and support, anything is possible.


If you’re struggling with transitions or planning, consider reaching out to a Mindrise Coach for support. A Mindrise Coach can help you set goals, develop a plan, and stay motivated as you navigate the challenges and opportunities of life. With the right support, you can achieve your dreams and enjoy a life filled with confidence and fulfillment.