Think about it, do you admire a woman who is not confident? I can't think of one unsure woman that I say to myself I must be like her, I need to remember that "they" are better at this than me, blah blah blah. NOOOOOOO We are drawn to women that are strong and exude confidence because they are successful and I'm not talking about just financially, success to me is happiness and feeling complete. You can spot this in the way a woman carries herself when she walking and the way she talks.
As I am I listening to my confident, strong friend I must admit the committee in my head was saying, "Gosh, I could NEVER venture out like she did and accomplish what she has done." But then as I'm writing this I realize, the only limitations I have are the ones I create. This is true for all women!! Do you ever wonder why one bad comment can ruin 10 good compliments? Well, that is because we are nosing into something we have no business nosing in. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and we all won't see things exactly the same. Take the bad with the good and leave it at that.
I sometimes analyze a bad situation or comment to see if maybe there is some truth and some modification should be done on my behalf. I only do this because sometimes I don't always think before I speak and chosen words sometimes have the unintended impact; however, I am happy with who I am and what I stand for. Not to say that the committee in my head doesn't make me stumble at times but it has helped to surround myself with positive people. Progress not Perfection. I think it is true that it is none of my business, and we must all try to remember that it's none of our business what people think of us and it should not concern us. We need to be able to live with ourselves and find the happiness that makes us feel content, that is what I believe is the key to becoming/remaining a confident and happy individual.
I think I am discovering more happiness daily by removing the negative from life and pursuing different interests that allowed me to grow and discover things that I had no idea about myself. Another way is to give back. Let me know your thoughts. Have you found that happiness/contentedness? How did you find out?
|Necklace - Baltimore Airport I think|
Blouse - Grandma
Capris - Monroe and Main
Shoes - Jessica London
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