What Would I Say to a Best Friend?
Something I've struggled with for many years…
Something I've gained over the years that I've lived in London…
Something that I have one day and not the next…
Confidence is something that I really need to work on right now
Even though I am confident in many different areas of my life, I desperately lack confidence when it comes to my schooling and studies.
I'm confident when speaking in front of crowds…
I'm confident when meeting new people and introducing myself for the very first time…
I'm confident in my cooking skills…
I'm confident in the gym when I'm lifting more than I weigh…
So why can't I be confident when it comes to school?
The thing is, is that I can be confident when it comes to school… I'm just doubting myself.
Not trusting myself like I should.
Right now, I'm experiencing a lack of motivation to study. I even have thoughts hovering around the idea that "this is too hard for me." But, when I think about it, I know that thought is wrong.
I am capable of anything I put my mind to.
I've been through a lot over the past 21 years and I've succeeded a lot, too.
When speaking to my Mom recently about my struggles and doubts regarding my studies, I realized that I am not telling myself loving words that I would tell a friend. Instead, I was being untruthful to myself and putting myself down.
I would never talk to a friend the way I was talking to myself.
So I broke it down for myself… How would I speak to a best friend? What would I say to them if they were doubting themselves?
Since this discovery, I've been a lot more motivated when it comes to studying. I've also been more confident in all areas of my life.
Speak to yourself like you would a best friend.
Don't beat yourself up. You deserve the exact same kind, loving words that you would pay to a friend.
Even though you may not feel like you are "good enough" or "deserve" success, you do.
So, be confident in yourself because life is much better if you live in confidence.
Do you ever doubt yourself?
Do you find yourself speaking negative words to yourself rather than loving, kind words?
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