Open your dharmic door with…CONFIDENCE

Confidence takes us the extra mile. Confidence propels us over the cliff…the cliff of doubt, fear, past regrets, and future anxieties. With confidence, we move when we’d prefer to stand still, hibernate, or otherwise play small. Confidence is the game-changer from IF because it energizes us to…just do it, go for it, embrace it. Wrapped up in confidence, we find the courage to nod yes, to sign the dotted line, to open the door toward our dharmic desires and evolve as our souls have called upon us to.

Confidence is the energy drink of dharma. And, sometimes we need an extra boost of energy to follow our dharma. So, “drink up” these quotes. They are perfect for energizing your CONFIDENCE:

The yoga tradition is very, very interested in the idea of an inner possibility harbored within every human soul. Yogis insist that every single human being has a unique vocation. They call this dharma. … Yogis believe that our greatest responsibility in life is to this inner possibility—this dharma—and they believe that every human being’s duty is to utterly, fully, and completely embody his own idiosyncratic dharma.” ~Stephen Cope

The Warrior of the Light studies the two columns on either side of the door he is trying to open. One is called Fear and the other is called Desire. The Warrior looks at the column of Fear and on it is written: ‘You are entering a dangerous, unfamiliar world where everything you have learned up until now will prove useless.’ The Warrior looks at the column of Desire and on it is written: ‘You are about to leave a familiar world wherein are stored all the things you ever wanted and for which you struggled long and hard.’ The Warrior smiles because nothing frightens him and nothing holds him. With the confidence of one who knows what he wants, he opens the door.” ~ Paulo Coelho

With the CONFIDENCE of one who knows what you want, then, open the door…

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Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah is a studio owner, fitness instructor and competitor. She is a former investment banker and equity research analyst with her MBA from the Wharton School and her MA in International Affairs from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah is fluent in Japanese and consults with Japanese companies on corporate governance, finance, and investor relations. Sarah's interest in Japan stemmed from her first tour with Disney On Ice as a professional figure skater. For more info on Sarah and her studio, visit