By: Ken Austin
Confidence is the stuff of life that we are all made from. The difference just comes with our understanding and acceptance of things. Some people are just keener at recognizing themselves and their capacities than others.
It all lies on our perception of our selves, our understanding of possibilities and our capability to put our understanding and perception to good use.
Like being rich, we think that self confidence is something that all others have except us. You see, life was created equal and it is meant to be equal. Inequality just comes with our notions of what we already have yet fail to recognize and what others have that we crave for.
Don't be harsh with yourself. Don't deprive yourself from the enjoyment of life. Take stock of yourself and refrain from making excuses such as looking at your neighbor's fences while blinding your eyes from the gold mine that is present in your own grounds.
All has a beauty that no one can take away save ourselves. We were all gifted with talents and skills and beauty and wonder along with the gift to use or disregard them. But once we recognize our potentials, we will find that life has more to offer than mediocrity.
We have to understand though that there are a couple things that we are limited from. But these are compensated by the fact that we carry the potential of excelling on other things. Only we have to find our veins and fortes.
Our understanding might be limited with our past experiences. Yet this does not negate the fact that we can widen our perception towards ourselves if we just push one step higher towards creating positive images of who we truly are. Remember that our improvement and our downfall our dependent on how we choose to carry things. It doesn't mean that when your fellow achieves far better thing, he takes these achievements from your own vaults of potentials. It just means that he was ale to recognize his capabilities and put this discovery on his own advantage.
Generally, self confidence and the manner by which we increase them are achieved only when we dare to do things that we first thought are way out of our own capacities. We sometimes fail to recognize that simple things can help in delivering to us the glories of confidence.
We can achieve the development of our confidence is a multitude of ways. Activities like developing your verbal skills through writing and public relations will help largely in increasing your sense of self. Most of us have the fear of facing the public. Yet once we get over this fear, we are likely to discover more of our capabilities later own. You may also find reinforcement of self confidence from cultivating your innate talents.
Say you are fond of combining notes and poetry, or you have the natural tendency to get involved with music, you can help save yourself from low confidence by redirecting this interest to more useful activities. You can perhaps write music and allow others to appreciate your compositions or get involved with poetry and develop the genius in you.
There are endless possibilities, you just have to be open to them. Remember that the only being that would stop your from developing is yourself and the only being that would spar you towards your own happiness is also yourself. Decide- will you be your greatest enemy or your greatest help?