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Here’s a Young Man’s Antidote for the Uncertainty of the Modern World

Why do a lot of young guys lack confidence in today’s world? 



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We all have been told that confidence is a key factor in achieving success and happiness in life. But what is it exactly?

Confidence is the belief that you have the ability, skills, and qualities to handle any situation or challenge that comes your way. It is the trust that you have in yourself and your potential. It is the feeling that you are worthy of respect, love, and happiness.

However, a lot of young men today struggle with low self-esteem and crippling amounts of self-doubt, which in turn holds them back from reaching or even going after their personal and professional goals. 

Modern-day social conditioning has caused them to feel insecure about their looks, money, and status, but more importantly, their competence and ability to change. They lack the courage to pursue their dreams, express their opinions, or assert their needs. They may settle for less than they deserve, or give up on their aspirations altogether.

Why do a lot of young guys lack confidence in today’s world? 

This might be something you struggle with if so, let’s take a look at what’s at the root of this…

Negative experiences

Facing rejection, criticism, bullying, abuse, or trauma in the past, may have damaged your self-image and self-worth. You may have internalized the messages that you are not good enough, smart enough, or attractive enough.

Unhealthy comparison 

Comparing yourself to others can be an addictive and self-destructive habit, it can lead you to feel inadequate or inferior. You may be influenced by the media or social media that promote unrealistic standards of beauty, success, or happiness. It can be like a subconscious pressure to conform to certain norms or expectations that do not match your true, authentic self.

Harmful inner dialogue

A lot of people have a distorted view of themselves and their abilities. They develop a harsh inner critic that constantly puts them down and tells them that they are not good enough, smart enough, or attractive enough. They may magnify their flaws and minimize their strengths. They can end up overgeneralizing from one mistake or failure and label themselves as losers or failures.

Comfort zone addiction

Some young men may avoid situations that make them uncomfortable or anxious. They fear rejection, criticism, or failure, so they stay in their comfort zone and miss out on opportunities for growth and learning. They procrastinate on their tasks or goals or give up easily when faced with difficulties.

These are some of the common reasons why a lot of young men lack confidence

The good news is that confidence is not something that you are born with or without; it is something that you can develop and improve over time. 

You have the power to change your mindset and behavior, and ultimately, your life.

So, how can you boost your confidence as a young man in today’s world? 

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

Here are some tips that I hope will help you.

Recognize your strengths and past achievements

One of the ways to boost your confidence is to acknowledge your talents and accomplishments, no matter how big or small you perceive them to be. 

Write down a list of things that you are good at, proud of, or grateful for. Regularly revisit this list, add to it, and celebrate your progress! 

You can also ask your friends, family, or mentors to give you feedback or pay attention to what you constantly get compliments for. 

This habit alone will help you appreciate your value and potential.

Challenge your negative thoughts

Another way is to challenge your negative thoughts and replace them with more realistic and positive ones. 

For example, if you think that you are a failure, ask yourself: “Is this true? What evidence do I have to support this? What evidence do I have to contradict this? What would I say to a friend who had this thought?” 

By doing this, you can break the cycle of self-defeating thinking and boost your self-esteem.

Take action

A third way to boost your confidence is to take action and face your fears. I teach the guys I work with how to set macro and micro goals for yourself and how to work towards them step by step. 

Start taking the first step and execute. Seek feedback and learn from your mistakes. Try new things and explore new possibilities. 

By taking action and stepping outside your comfort zone, you can expand your horizons and discover your true potential.

Surround yourself with positive people

The fourth way to improve your confidence is to surround yourself with positive people who encourage, inspire, and respect you. 

A way to do this is to join groups or communities that share your interests or values. You can also seek mentors or role models who can guide you or motivate you. 

By surrounding yourself with people who build you up, you can create a supportive and healthy environment for yourself.

These are some of the tips that I hope will help you boost your confidence as a young man in today’s world.

Confidence is not something that you are born with or without; it is something that you can develop and improve over time. 

You have the power to change your mindset and behavior, and ultimately, your life.

Start building up your confidence and you’ll slowly see yourself create the life you want over time.

Dale Valor has guided countless men seeking to redefine their dating lives. His expertise doesn't just extend from theories; it's grounded in his personal journey and validated by individuals who have struggled for years. As an Inner Game mentor, Dale helps men worldwide build authentic connections while becoming the best versions of themselves. He is a certified hypnotherapist with ideas tested by himself and his students. 

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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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