About four years ago, I met a young woman who seemed to radiate all the energy of confidence. From the day I met her and throughout our friendship, I have watched as she took care of her responsibilities and understood exactly what needed to be done in order to achieve success. She knows what she is good at, what she enjoys and whole-heartedly thrives in whatever she chooses to do. She is a confident woman, a strong woman. Life is her playground and there is no time wasted making it her own. In all honesty, I have never met a person with such a positive confidence and I hope that we can all find this type of comfort in ourselves.
Being confident is tricky. Sometimes it is confused or mistaken for being prideful and arrogant. Many of us are unconsciously intimidated by others confidence and take it in negatively. However, think about it. It’s about being comfortable in your own skin. Noticing someone else’s ability to be comfortable with them self should be an admirable trait to you. There is nothing negative about being confident, unless you perceive it that way. We all struggle with confidence at one point or another in our life. Respect and encourage that in yourself and in others.
I believe confidence is an essential aspect in achieving goals and necessary for happiness and survival. It is about being confident in your abilities. Being confident in your heart. Being confident in your thoughts. Being confident in your intelligence. Being confident in yourself from the inside out. Understand that confidence should never be negative. It is not about being better than anyone, but is rather about betterment of self. Everyone travels through life on their own path. We take in the experiences of life differently, learn differently and thrive differently.
So ladies, take ownership of your abilities and whether you need to put on some bangin’ red lipstick or lace-up the latest Nike’s before taking over the world, then do it! Head high, shoulders back, smile on. Cheers to walking through life confidently!