Confidence is a funny thing.
It’s defined as “a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.” It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? But, unfortunately, it’s something that many of us struggle with.
Why? Where did this start?
As kids, we’re confident. Probably a little over-confident as our brains mature and fear starts to set in. But confident all the same. Is it the peer pressure that changes things, or society pushing us to be what it thinks we “should” be?
I can look back and pinpoint certain scenarios that affected my own confidence. It has taken years of recognizing, releasing, and healing, but not every day is perfect in this category.
Regardless of the cause, let’s get back to the root of confidence; Self-assurance from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.
What is it that makes you, you?
Seriously, I want you to make a list of things you’re good at, and qualities you love about yourself. Don’t be afraid. No, nobody will be reading this but you. No, you’re not trying to brag. You’re showing yourself the beautiful qualities you possess. It’s ok to start small, if you’re unsure. Do you make an amazing cup of coffee? That’s great! Are your eyes a gorgeous color? Of course they are!
Put this list where you can see it every day. Read it back to yourself and smile at the things you love. As you think of more things you thrive at, more traits you love about yourself, and find moments of pride, write them down. Reflect on them, especially on your hard days.
I’m here to tell you that we all have something special, and there’s nothing more beautiful than seeing a woman stand in her light with confidence.
PS: If you’re ready to stand in your light and have an experience with me, CONTACT me.