Confidence – n.
1.) Full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing.
2.) Belief in oneself and one’s power or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance.
I suppose you could say, “Confidence is Key,” is my life’s motto. I know, I know – it sounds a little lame in comparison to all of the other mottos out there. But hear me out.
There was a time (or multiple) in my life where I had zero confidence, I mean it was completely obsolete. With having no confidence, it led me down roads that were not only unbeneficial to my life, they were also detrimental to my emotional and psychological health. It’s an ongoing struggle but I seem to thrive every day, even on the bad days. In the recent years, I have taken the phrase, “confidence is key,” with me where ever I go. Confidence is one of the greatest personal resources out there that assures that we can face any obstacle, any situation, any trial, and we can handle it. Believing in yourself is a crucial part of growing. If I had always second guessed myself – if I had always held fear in my heart than I would never have gotten this far. There is such a thing as self-sabotage, I know because I’ve been there over and over and over again. I still self-sabotage myself on occasion – most of the time with simple things. Washing the dishes, because I’m just “too tired” to do that.
Many aspects of life revolve around confidence, and it’s up to you to decide whether or not to hold it. In reality, thinking back to all of the times that I had little to no confidence, I see no reason for that.
You see, we only have one body and one mind in this life and while, they both will change over the years there is no reason for you to not give your utmost love and kindness to yourself. Nurturing your only real asset, the only thing that carries you through every day will ensure that you become an exponentially happier person and in turn, you will be able to give that same love and kindness to others.
When I meander out into the world there will undoubtedly be times when I face certain obstacles that cause me to rethink whether or not I will be able to do what is set forth for me. Things like crutching myself up my boyfriend’s front steps. It is up to me, to take a deep breath, reassure myself that I do, in fact, have the ability to climb those stairs and take one step at a time. It is always really helpful when you have someone cheering you on in the background as well. I am truly blessed with the family and friends that I do have, for even in the shadows or behind a screen they still are there rooting me on throughout my triumphs and tribulations.
I also use, “confidence is key,” with my daughter nearly every day. I feel that instilling this phrase into her sweet, young mind will help ensure that she holds the same belief that I have for her, that she can accomplish anything.
So, hold that head of yours up high, live each day with believing in yourself. Love yourself, treat yourself kindly. There are so many doors that will open for you with just a little bit of, “I can do this.”