Some people move into their confidence gently, little by little, and step by step until one day they wake up and just know that something is different. Perhaps they notice that they’re not irritated by the same things that used to bother them, they are not as worried about the future or feeling angry about the past. Truly their work has paid off; their confidence allows them to be free to be who they really are. They know the golden feeling of being a master of life.
Others come to confidence out of necessity when life has handed them a hard blow and it’s comes down to a matter of sink or swim. Confidence was found out of a desire to keep on going. I’ll bet if people in this category had a choice they would have rather made the journey gently. I personally know several people who are grateful for “their wake up call” even though the going was tough. To them it was way preferable than being a member of the last group but still they wear a golden medal.
The last group of people never get to experience inner confidence in this lifetime. Oh, they may think that they are or people around them might perceive them as being confident. After all who would guess that someone who mastered their careers, earned tons and tons of money or perhaps sport the perfect “10″ body wasn’t confident? We see these people everywhere. Perfect examples are Marilyn Monroe and other stars that we love or admire.
If you are feeling the pull to find your inner confidence, help is available. That feeling is your wake-up call and you don’t have to wait until you discover your confidence as a result of a stressful event. Neither do you have to wait to do it all your own; that may take a long time when you can be enjoying it a whole lot sooner. Help can come if you ask and mindfully seek it out, knowing that you are worthy of all the riches life has to offer.
“When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.” ~ Lee Ann Womack