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be confident

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” Marie Curie

What is confidence?
Confidence is the ability to believe in our strengths and talents.   That’s basically all there is to it.   The ability to believe in yourself as you are.   Often people believe that they should be like someone else, maybe the executive, or the person “who has it all together” or “the rich one”, or “the famous one”, or anyone but me.  
Confidence what is it?   What are you confident about?   Some poeple are confident that bad things will happen to them and because that is what they expect it happens.   Maybe you know some people like that.  People who create problems for themselves.
What does it take to get confidence?   It takes a desire to change.   It takes a desire to start to believe in the gifts and talents you already have.  
Syndey Harris writes, “Ninety percent of the world’s woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailities, and even their real virtues.   Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves.”
What would happen if you knew yourself, not as you think you are but as you really are?  
Here’s a quick quiz you can take.  
How would you rate your success?  0 = Very Low,  10  = Very high
How would you rate your optimism?   0 = Very Low, 10  = Very high
How would you rate your purpose?   0 = Very Low, 10 = Very high
How would you rate your gratefulness?  0 = Very Low , 10 = Very high
How would you rate your health?  0 = Very Low , 10 = Very high
Now replace, “How would your rate your …”, with “I am”.
And read it out loud,  what did you feel or think?
What would you like to think?
What would it be like for you to be confident in you?
What would it take to make the changes you really desire?