Psychological Swagger Quiz Results Explained
Scoring: (10%-40% = Low Swagger) (41%-70% = Medium Swagger) (71% – 100% = High Swagger)
High Psychological Swagger:
Congratulations, you have the most important aspect of success working in your favor. Nothing is more important to success than your belief in yourself. The recipe is simple. The better the input, the better the output. You are someone who gets it and has the right attitude to excel. The more confidence you have, the more you focus forward. You have strong psychological swagger, which means you are confident, take ownership, and don’t give into doubt. Keep that confidence and continue to build on your skills and help others in the process.
Continue to leverage your Psychological Swagger by finding opportunities to help others have confidence, presence, and speak with authority. Considering you are someone who is confident and focused forward, it will be beneficial to take on new challenges and take on things that make you a little nervous.
Moderate Psychological Swagger:
You have moderate Psychological Swagger. This means that you have a strong foundation to build upon and with being intentional you can further develop your Psychological Swagger.
If you are someone who has mental toughness and the right attitude you have a better shot at success. The more confidence you have, the more you focus forward. When you have Psychological Swagger you are confident, take ownership, and don’t give into doubt. Keep that confidence and continue to build on your skills and help others in the process.
Low Psychological Swagger:
Nothing is more important to success than your belief in yourself. The recipe is simple. The better the input, the better the output. If you are someone who has mental toughness and the right attitude you have a better shot at success. The more confidence you have, the more you focus forward. When you have Psychological Swagger you are confident, take ownership, and don’t give into doubt. Keep that confidence and continue to build on your skills and help others in the process.
So how do you build your Psychological Swagger?
You become aware of setbacks that may be slowing you down and take action on Simple Strategies. There are six setbacks related to Psychological Swagger, we’re going to focus on two of them, “Insecurity” and” Helplessness”.
Setback 1: Insecurity. Insecurities are part of life. Many of us don’t even know we have them, but other people see them. An example of this is a friend I have who always needs to bring every conversation back to how much money he makes, how often he travels, or how smart he is. The unfortunate thing is that by being insecure he actually counteracts, the very thing he wants to do. He wants people to view him as important and credible. And all his bragging does is make people not want to be around him. We all have insecurities, we just don’t want to not know what they are. Those of us who use them can lose them. What insecurities do you have?
Simple Strategy 2: Install a Security System.
The first step in installing a security system is to ask yourself this question: What could I accomplish if I had unlimited confidence? This sets the stage to move toward what you want rather than away from what scares you. The next step is to identify a list of positive self-statements.
These statements are strong and positive statements about yourself. Following are examples of these statements. Take 5 minutes to create five more.
- I am confident
- I believe in myself
- I bounce back from adversity
- I am strong
- I focus on what I can control
There are a few guidelines in order for the self-statements to work:
- All statements must be positive and about you
- You have to 100% believe in the statement
- Say the statement like you mean it, with feeling
To start, say these statements to yourself every night for one month. Then you can shift to three times a week. My clients have taught me that it is helpful to have them on an index card or have a post it reminder on a mirror. By saying these statements to yourself, you will change the way you think, feel, and act. Set a direction of confidence with your mind and the rest of you will follow.
Setback 2: Helplessness
The best way to hold yourself back is to act, think, and feel like a victim. People who fall into a victim mentality end up in a cycle of excuses that hold them back, rather than a mindset that propels them forward. We all fall into feeling helpless at times. The key is to know you are falling into a victim cycle and coaching yourself out of it.
Simple Strategy 2: Become an Owner
The way to become an owner is to focus on solutions. Ownership is about getting it done. Someone who has an ownership mentality defines accountability as action rather than blame. Many people in the workplace focus too much on what others should have done rather than what they can do to be helpful. Providing support and advice gets people so much further than providing reasons why people didn’t do what you wanted or expected. It’s about moving forward and getting things done. In every situation you have a choice. Am I going to be a victim or am I going to be an owner? I choose owner and it takes effort, but the effort is rewarded. When you take ownership you focus on what you can do rather than focusing on what happened to you.
If you want to learn more, Chapters 1-6 of Simple is the New Smart Book provides simple strategies for setbacks that can hold you back.
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