You Can Touch The Snake – A Lesson In Building Confidence

Living a ‘Come to the Edge Today’ life includes seeing ourselves with new, expanded vision. It involves creating new beliefs and declarations of who I am.  It means shedding the skin of the “me” created years or decades ago (the one that doesn’t “fit” anymore).

We may find ourselves asking: “How can I embrace the Me that is inside? Sometimes there seems to be so much baggage and fear and insecurity holding me back…………”

How? Baby steps!; deliberate baby steps will  build new beliefs about who you really are and who you want to become!  With each step, you will grow and expand!

I want to share with you a “TED Talk” which offers a delightful “snake” story and steps for building the confidence to “shed our old skin”.  After viewing, I invite you to complete the “leaping exercise” (below) to help let go of the old and become the new you! Enjoy!

Today’s “leaping” exercise: After viewing the video, spend a few moments thinking of one circumstance in your life that is similar to the snake example in the video. What “stops” you? It can be a circumstance, thing, person….anything that holds you back. Brainstorm 5 or more specific baby steps you can take to ‘ease’ your way into touching your snake. Commit to taking step one TODAY. Begin. Begin. Begin. Resolve to complete all 5 steps. Give yourself these series of small successes as your gift to you! Feel the success! Feel your confidence soar!


Congratulations on touching your snake! – Joan Kappes


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