Blessing #11: I Believe in Myself
Self-confidence is super attractive.
Respected leaders in every field, professional athletes in every sport, and great artists in every genre have something in common: the ability to believe in themselves, no matter what. It’s that self-confidence that pushes them to sharpen their skills and excel in whatever their chosen profession may be. It makes little kids and grown ups alike want to emulate them and the reason fan clubs exist.
Believing in yourself doesn’t mean that you are infallible, and it doesn’t mean that you don’t need to learn new things. It does mean that you can let your good work speak for you. It does mean that you can boldly push yourself forward into stepping up your game or trying something new. It does mean that your confidence can and will build upon every personal success, no matter how small it may seem. Having confidence in your own abilities, trusting your instincts, your training, your skills- these are critically important to helping you navigate life on a daily basis.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with believing in yourself. Not to be confused with cockiness, bragging, or narcissism, a person who exudes self-confidence is inherently attractive regardless of physical appearance and draws good things and good people to them like a magnet. The opposite is also true in that constantly doubting and second-guessing yourself does nothing but put a strain on your relationships and diminish your ability to make good decisions. It can be paralyzing for the person struggling with self-doubt, and exhausting for the loved ones trying to support them.
When you don’t believe in yourself or believe in your ability to do even the smallest, simplest task, you give in to the lie that you are not smart enough, not good enough, not whatever enough. And that is just a big fat lie!
Nobody likes to listen to somebody boast about how great they are, strutting around like a peacock and putting other people off with their blustering. It’s annoying. [::cough:: kanye west ::cough::] On the other hand, it’s not much fun (nor is it healthy or sustainable) to be in an unbalanced relationship where one person is continually having to feed another person’s ego.
Believing in yourself is a blessing that can be extremely attractive. Take the first step today by affirming that you ARE actually perfectly capable of whatever it is that you set out to do. Because darling, you absolutely are!
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