Let Your Confidence Shine

At some point in our life there may come a time when we feel insecure about ourselves. We might judge our ability to do something or feel self-conscious about the way we look. It does not matter how this feeling manifests in our life, but it is important to be aware of our thoughts and how they impact our view of ourselves. Once we remember that insecurities are a normal part of life for everyone, even those who appear to be extremely self-assured, we may find it easier to step back from the uncertainty that lies within and take a more realistic look at ourselves.

The desire to improve or better ourselves is a natural response that arises when we begin to compare our lives to those of other people. It might seem, for example, that we do not have nearly as much going for us as our neighbor, best friend, or coworker. In truth, what we think we see about another person is usually what they want us to notice. They may be putting on a mask, trying to make things in their lives seem better than they are. If we were to look at their lives a little more closely, we would also realize that they are human, full of glorious imperfections that make them who they are. Recognizing this may take some time at first. Should we, however, feel our uncertainties begin to surface, taking deep breaths while at the same time acknowledging each one of our gifts will help us become more centered. Doing this allows us to see the wonders that lie within and lets our inner beauty shine forth into the world all the more brightly.

When we hold up such a detailed mirror to our lives and weigh ourselves against others, we are not able to see the things that make us truly unique. Giving ourselves permission to appreciate all the universe has given us, however, will make us feel more secure about ourselves and more able to use our gifts to their fullest.



2 Responses to “Let Your Confidence Shine”

  1. 1 streakofmyn April 8, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Reblogged this on Rises and Grinds and commented:
    Something to ponder about

  2. 2 melaniefellmanwrites April 8, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Oh this is so true, everyone has their own imperfections. Those imperfections make us uniquely us though. We may compare self with others but the truth is they are doing the same thing. What we need to do is simply accept self with all the flaws we pick at and decide to be happy in what and who we are. I am conducting research on the topic of Confidence and would love to have you participate. If you would want to take the time you can fill out my survey here… https://melaniefellmanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/a-survey/

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