Daily Prompt: I Have Confidence in Me by michelle w. on November 24, 2013
Are you good at what you do? What would you like to be better at.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us CONFIDENT.
My confidence lies in my acceptance of being myself, who I am, what I am and where I am, for better or who worse. I have confidence in Me.
I strongly believe that God created us the way we are, whether we have small or big eyes, with or without double eyelids, blue or brown eyes, pouted lips with high cheek bones or square or round face. Physically we were born as what God had created. Some people went through extremes to have their image changed through cosmetic surgery, perhaps all due to lack of confidence in their physical appearance. I cannot say that the results will not boost their confidence after being transformed from an ugly ducking to a beautiful swan on the outside but at the end of the day, we are what we are on the inside. True beauty comes from within. A beautiful natured person is seen to be confident person in the way he or she carries herself and the kind loving nature he or she portrays will be a joy that exudes to those around.
How did I get to be so confident in myself?
That’s all because I live life reminding myself these 3 things.
1. Acceptance of who I am. I am someone whom I have to live with every single minute, every single moment and everyday of my entire life and I must learn to love myself.
2. Irregardless of situation and circumstances, do not allow myself to wallow in self pity but thank God I am still breathing and knowing there are others in worst situation.
3. Notice what is good about myself, focus on my best features rather than my flaws. Discover my passion, a simple example is my love for food and turn this passion into a meaningful past time to share with family and friends and live life doing what I am happy with.
What would I like to be better at?
PHYSICALLY I wish I am 20 kgs lighter but at the end of the day, do I want to grow old skinny with deep wrinkles or do I want to age gracefully with a little extra pounds like the jolly old lady with a twinkle in her eye? Don’t worry, be happy.
FINANCIALLY I wish I no longer have a mortgage but there are many others in the world that live in poverty and doesn’t even know the word mortgage.
WHAT ELSE? With constant self reminders, I have learnt to accept being who I am, what I am and where I am that I honestly cannot think of what I would like to be better at.
If I am blessed enough to win the Lotto, will I be better off in any area? I can perhaps pay off my mortgage but can I get rid of my extra 20 kgs? Food for thought !