To be confident in yourself is to know WHO you are – to know the things that you like and the things you dislike; to know the things you can tolerate and the things that make you tick; to know what you need and the things you need to avoid.
I believe that if you don’t, yet, consciously know these things, part of being confident in who you are is the willingness to figure all that out!
Recognizing confidence in who you are starts with questions.
What do I like? What don’t I like?
What makes me feel comfortable? What doesn’t make me feel comfortable?
What do I need to feel at peace? What’s causing me lack of peace?
Being confident in who you are is also the willingness to dive into your insecurities and weaknesses.
When you improve these insecurities and weaknesses, you feel good about yourself. You feel proud of the fact that you acknowledged what you weren’t proud of in yourself, and turned it around.
Confidence in who you are isn’t putting on a mask of happiness and success shouting to the world, “This is who I am- I’m flawless! I got it all together! I put in the work and I made it, that’s it! Look at me!”
Confidence in who you are is saying, without needing anyone’s validation, “This is who I am- flaws and all. Now what?”
Confidence in who you are is having a great attitude even when you don’t feel your best and choosing to hold your head high and press forward.
It’s about humbling yourself to know that there’s always a next level you can achieve in the different areas of your life but still look at your accomplishments with a healthy perspective.
Confidence in WHO you are.
What a wonderful thing.
I hope that for all of us.
I’m really excited about this series!
Next week, Part 2: Confidence in What You DO