I sat down to write this great big manifesto about how I want to help others learn how to be confident and find their courage, and I’ve rewritten it at least three times now. Why? Because I’m afraid. I’m afraid someone is going to point and laugh – “hahaha, what right do YOU have to be teaching other people about confidence?” I’m afraid the words aren’t going to come across properly. I’m afraid I’ll chicken out and delete this post again.
All this is proof I’m the last person who should be giving advice about how to feel confident. Except I’m here. I’m writing, and if you’re reading it, I went ahead and published it. Because being confident isn’t about never being afraid; it’s about knowing YOU ARE OKAY, even if you’re afraid. Even if you fail. Even if no one likes what you’re doing. It’s knowing if you’re listening to your own Truth, you’re doing what you need to do.
It’s also about knowing who you are and what you want and being able to ignore naysayers…including the voice in your head that tells you “you’re not good enough.” So, from this point on, I’m going to go on this journey with you. Together, you and I are going to figure out how to get you (and me, too) fully confident. Fully ready to believe in your mission statement.
P.S. The toys featured in the image each remind me in their own way to have courage. I highly recommend finding your own visual cues, whatever they might be.
Wife to Bill.
Mother of Matt, Lenna, and Tricia.
Managing Editor of Audaciously Fat.
Mammalian servant to an avian despot, Courtney Lovebird.
Deliriously happy about all of it.