I could have made this whole series one long post but I know not everyone has the time to invest in such a thing and because I want to impact as many lives positively as I possibly can I’ve split it into several chunks that are easy to swallow.
The things I will touch on this week actually work. I’ve seen them in action. I recently gave a 25 min presentation on Confidence and Self-esteem to a group of teens. On the first day the smallest one from this group, this tiny little girl, could not look anyone in the eye and would waffle or even remain mute when put on the spot. On the 3rd day this same girl, boldly said something in a presentation I will remember for a very long time.
Confidently she declared, “I am who am I am. I am me.”
That’s what I want everyone who reads this blog this week to come away feeling.
“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand brake on.” — Maxwell Maltz
“Everybody is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree , it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” — Albert Einstein
There are some things confidence is not, namely:
- beating oneself up
- feeling unlovable, incompetent or awkward
- something that fluctuates day by day
- something that you CANNOT build (yes that is indeed a double negative)
If you tick any of these boxes, this series is for you.