Idiom of the Day
lay the groundwork for (something)
to build the foundation or basis of something, to do the basic work that will lead to future success
The new training program will lay the groundwork for the future success of the company.
Boost Self Confidence
setting goals which give you the impetus to change and to grow.
To change one's life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions. No excuses. - Professor William James
Building confidence takes time, patience and effort. You will have to take a few risks. At times you will feel anxious. How can you motivate yourself to put up with the discomfort and persevere?
We humans are motivated by:
1. A want or need which induces tension. Only if these are unsatisfied can there be motivational power.
2. Perceptions of 'pleasure'and 'pain'. We seek pleasure and are driven by a desire to avoid pain.
3. Hopes and expectations that we can get what we want, and that everything will come right in the end.
The strongest motivation comes from a passionate desire for something pleasurable, coupled with the avoidance of pain.
The best way to motivate yourself is to set yourself some worthy goals, find plenty of reasons why you want to accomplish them, and keep in mind the consequences of failure – which is what you are about to do.