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Perfectly Imperfect-How To Believe In Yourself And Gain Self-Confidence

Do you know a ‘Perfect” person. No, I did not think so. There is no such thing. Sure there are always those people that you will see and think they are picture perfect. For some reason we will be critical of ourselves and feel we do not measure up.

I do think that we are all flawed, maybe a little quirky or weird. I also believe we are all beautiful and magical. We are Perfectly Imperfect.

Everyone has issues and everyone has something they are really good at. Most people do not live up to their potential. Everyone has potential! We may not see it in ourselves but it is there. If we ignore the possibilities we will not grow as individuals.

We have to believe in ourselves. If you could pick one thing you would really want to do, love to do, what would it be? Do you believe you have the potential? Yes, you do.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself”
– George Bernard Shaw

It’s time to start creating yourself! Make an assessment of yourself and be honest. You know yourself better than anyone else. To make yourself better you have to put in the work. Sometimes you may be discouraged. Do not stop!

What knowledge do you have? What is your skill level? Don’t rush this. Take the time to understand what you will need to do. Do not be afraid to ask for help if you are uncertain. Better to take time now to make a great plan instead of having to take a step backward later.

“Surround yourself with the dreamers, and the doers, the believers, and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.”– Edmund Lee

Don’t just set a goal without knowing how you are going to complete it. It is really important to have a detailed plan. Write it down and continually go over it so you can make adjustments as needed. Break it down into small steps. It will make it easier for you to see your progress.

When you see progress, you will gain confidence. When you gain confidence it will become easier to keep moving forward. You will feel the difference in your attitude and so will other people. Remember the person you think of as perfect, they are not, but I bet they are confident. Confidence exudes strength and positivity.

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” 
— Winston Churchill

Positivity is an attractive quality and it will attract the interest of other people. It is an admirable ability. If you want to be more positive you can make that part of your plan. Write it down. Practice being positive and look for ways to build an optimistic attitude.

What are the activities that expose you to negativity? The internet? the nightly news? the people you spend time with? someone at work? There are so many activities that can have a negative impact.

Switch from negative to positive! Always look for a positive way to influence negative situations. The negative co-worker? There usually is one. Try to add something positive to your conversations and look for ways to spend less time with them.

Adopt positive practices. Read something every day either for pleasure or to improve your skills. Keep a journal and reflect on the positive things that happen each day. Look for positive sayings, or quotes, and read at least one every day. I love doing that and it does help.

When in doubt Smile. It is the easiest and best way to feel positive. Spread your smile around and make someone else’s day better as well.

It is easy to feel overwhelmed or fearful to make changes in your life.

Fear is a natural reaction. Do not worry. You can use fear as a motivator. Take the fear and think of it as a challenge. Remember, Yes You Can!

Take some time and think about what frightens you and make a list. Divide it into sections. It can help to put it all in perspective. Just making the list may make you realize your really have nothing to be afraid of.

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

Take the hardest task and do it first. You will build confidence and before you know it the fear is gone and you have developed a new skill. Congratulations!

Remember at the end of the day none of us is perfect. We each have flaws. Take all your quirkiness, your weirdness and practice each day on improving yourself. Do not get rid of “You” and all the parts of you who make you a beautiful, magical person! Polish yourself, make yourselves shine and be proud that

As always, thank you for reading my blog. Have a Perfectly Imperfect day. Celebrate You !

Author:

Moving Forward.....that is what this blog is about and adjusting my Time Frame. We all have a time frame although we may acknowledge, or look at our life that way, but life is our own personal time frame. I am in my early 70's and I plan on living for many more years and accomplish many things. This blog is the beginning of that process. It is my way of pushing myself along that path. So where do I go from here? Follow along and maybe what I do will help you to Move Forward as well. Also, join me on my journey at https://medium.com/@lindalatt

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