Confidence is almost the same thing as when i speak of being yourself but it has its own twist to it. Being confident as a person is something I 100% know and probably my strongest trait, I know how it feels to go from someone that has 0 confidence within themselves in terms of how I look, how I act and my own opinions always felt like anything to do with me just wasn’t valid, I was afraid to come out my shell to then having 100% confidence but its not a thing to brag about, having confidence isn’t something you can show off to people its something you show within yourself.
Confidence is a trait that not all have but yes we can all build on it and have it in its own particular way, so what helped me become confident was my past experiences mixed with the music I listen to, so I began to realise while I mixed both those things together i started coming out of my shell more, then eventually I stood on my feet and was finally able to like what I saw of myself, accepted my actions because that was me and those that didn’t like it don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind it.
You know we can all sit there and moan about how bad its been, how you don’t have it easier or how one is better because they have this that and the other. But better than all of that is YOU we all have our own stories, they don’t call history “HIS-STORY” for no reason so embrace that about yourself, while you’re alive everyday you’re creating your story be proud and be confident of who you are, so instead of complaining how you could be better think about how it could be much worse but your still here and that is where confidence should come in as a person. Our experiences and challenges should be making you stronger for the next day don’t compare yourself to others because we are all different and i feel like that is what people have forgotten about themselves.
Confidence is what helps you lead and explore, without it you won’t be able to move on as a person, you won’t really learn new things about yourself, you will rather take someone elses solution to your problem not knowing that they aint you, the advice may be good but they don’t walk away with the emotions you do so that is why i speak on having confidence, its very important even if its little as long as its a start. Confidence is that inner voice in your body that constantly gives you reminders about yourself the moment you feel upset over something. So if you wish to ever be anything in this world you have to start first by building your confidence because you will need that guidance within. I am going to end this post with one of my secrets this amazing Steve Jobs speech that i feel like is relevant to this topic but I took out a section of it.
“ Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life
Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’sthinking
Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. “
Text written by Marco Jair Lopez
Oct 9, 2014