Confidence is often confused with arrogance or having a big ego. I think this is often the way society has framed the meaning of being confident. I truly wish to change this idea, and to put forward a more accurate definition. To be confident is not to be egotistical, instead it is to have trust, faith, to feel assured, to be vulnerable and courageous. Having confidence allows you to be resilient in the face of changes. To me someone who is confident is self-assured and trustworthy.
It is important to note that confidence can be learnt, it is not as though you either have it or you don’t. Being confident does not mean that you feel confident all the time, or that you do not experience fear and failures. Confidence is not a synonym for perfection, in fact it is really the courage to make mistakes, to show up, to learn and experience new things.
Confidence matters because when you feel confident you can show up in a meaningful and authentic way. Being confident does not mean that you have all the answers, it does not mean that you are always right, but it allows you to show up and lean into opportunities and life experiences when they come your way. Keeping your commitments to yourself and others is a sign of confidence, this is also a beautiful way to begin to grow your confidence.
The good news is no one is confident all the time, but everyone can develop confidence. Everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and it is part of my mission to help you get there.
Happy Sunday Friends!
~ Namaste Coach Susie