Confidence, according to , is the belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance. When you have confidence, you can be assured that when you walk in a room, it shows; because, everyone around you will see the confidence in you. It’s in the way you approach people, the way you speak, and the way you handle or take command of a conversation. It’s not that you are overbearing. It’s just the opposite. You can still be humble, but also display charisma. You have influence, and you are fun to be around.
Do you feel dissatisfied? You may think you have every right to quit, to walk away from life, feeling like you have no purpose. Hey, it’s your life, right? Wrong! In life, we are given plenty of chances to experience life, learn lessons, and grow from the obstacles that we face every day. No it’s not easy! Yes, you will falter. You will have failure more times than you will have successes. But that’s the name of the game. That’s life! But one thing is certain, in the end, if you stay in the game and don’t quit, you will win!
Have you ever known someone that knew what they wanted to be when they grew up, became it, and is now successful? If that is you, CONGRATULATIONS! You are in a special group that had laser-focus and was able to achieve your goal. For the rest of world, it has not been so clear. We’ve been asking ourselves what we have done with our lives and where the time went because we are still trying to figure out our passion.
If someone walked up and asked you, “Who are you”, what would you say? Would your answer reflect on who you are or who society has told you to become? Every day we wake up, we are forced to make choices, make attempts, and make opportunities happen while building connections, receiving degrees, and securing jobs or careers. We are forced to take care of our responsibilities in order to keep bills paid, food in the fridge, a roof over our heads, and gas in the car. But does accomplishing this define who you are or your purpose in life?
As a social worker, I have the pleasure and opportunity to work with several families. One day while facilitating a family meeting, a comment was made that caught my attention. A family member who was striving to do the best that they could for their family stated, “I aim to keep my credit in tack, so that my family can’t see how poor we really are.” I was shocked to hear this response in my meeting, but it was an eye-opener for me as well. I began to wonder how many individuals and/or families that I know maybe suffering from financial distress by trying to keep up an image just to impress others.
“How to Get Clarity in Your Life [Podcast]”
by Dr. Lily Jenkins
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