Sometimes I can be so ambitious, complete a goal and not take the time to applaud and congratulate myself. Honestly, I go out for drinks and partying and the celebrating becomes a blur. So I would like to list all the things that I have accomplished to build my self confidence.
Performer in front of hundreds of people at 7 years old doing hula and Filipino folk dancing.
Won a beauty/talent competition without my 2 front teeth, at the age of 7.
Learned how to play the flute and played in elementary and high school.
Danced jazz infront of hundreds of people with brother and sister and solo doing my small dance routine from high school many times.
Got into small dance group as freshman and sophomore.
Got into short flags and beat 100 other girls trying out.
Became co-captain of short flags and eventually captain.
Became captain of short flags my senior year.
Got into 909, very well respected dance group in college.
Became a leader of another hip hop dance group.
I dedicated my blood and sweat the the church group for 4 years with volunteering a lot of time and effort, while still managing to keep up a high GPA.
Was accepted into PA school, struggled a bit, but saw a counselor and brought up my GPA.
Moved out of state by myself, leaving the comforts of home.
Was accepted and finished a Surgical PA residency, which challenged and stretched my limits of what I can actually achieve if I put my mind to it.
Got a job in cardiothoracics surgery, one of the well respect fields of surgery that saves people’s lives.
I suggest that everyone does this..not to brag, but to remind ourselves of all the things that this amazing person inside can really be capable of. 4 months ago
I used to feel so small and average. I don’t know since when I no longer feel so insecure about myself. I am by no means the most beautiful girl in the world – I don’t have perfect face perfect body, but I am the only me in this world. I really like this girl in the mirror. I’m so very proud of myself. I feel myself shining brighter every day.. I guess that’s how it feels when you are confident in yourself. It feels good :) 6 months ago
...but confidence has to START with accepting yourself, flaws and all, and being willing to see your own value.
I’d been in an abusive relationship for around 4 years. And when I finally left it, I found myself not only coping with bipolar disorder but having to deal with PTSD, too.
Abuse is absolutely devastating to your self-confidence. I learned that firsthand. But I knew I had to repair myself if I could expect to move on.
My blog started off as the aftereffect of a nervous breakdown I had when I realized just how damaged I was. I looked at who I was compared to who I used to be….and I just felt destroyed.
Writing had always been my “thing”, but the depression I’d been stuck in for the past several years had taken it away from me. Through my blog, I began to explore the pain I was feeling. I confronted my past and myself (not anonymously, mind you) and led myself out of the darkness, one word at a time.
A person’s lack of confidence can be caused by many things; confidence is not necessarily an innate characteristic. Mine was caused by abuse and my failure to understand and accept myself for who I am.
I solved those problems with words. It took about 200,000 of them (and at least a year spent writing), but I’ve never regretted a single one. 7 months ago
I’m concerned that this is an overly broad goal. Gaining confidence is all about setting yourself challenges and succeeding! Let’s see some posts about what you’re going to do tomorrow to give yourself more confidence.
For my part, I’m going to make shrimp étouffé for dinner. Never made if before, but I’m sure I can manage it! 9 months ago
I have been battling with low self esteem almost half of my life. This has prevented me from having a relationship of the opposite sex. I have few good friends, those that could just really understand the person I am. Almost every new year, I have been planning to increase my confidence. But if I face some challenges, sometimes I get discouraged. I want to have confidence in facing challenges and embracing life. I also want to be comfortable talking with a guy. I want to have confidence in dealing with everyday people.,I want to have confidence in the course that I have taken, or in the work that i will have in the later part of the year. 15 months ago
I believe I have more confidence when I study more and have a regular exercise regimen. Also, doing my hair helps also. 16 months ago
I could have done better if I had more confidence on me.. No I have to stop feeling sorry for myself. I do not lack in anyway. A confident girl is the most beautiful girl :) 2 years ago
Every year I tell myself that I am going to go to the gym, tone up, and look good for the spring and summer. It is now that time again when the weather is starting to become warmer. That is my reminder to get my but to the gym. This year I know it is going to be different. I want to do this for myself because I know looking good and feeling good will boost my confidence. I have a new man in my life now. We have been dateing for a couple of months and I find myself eating more because he eats more and eats larger portions. Does anyone have advice for me? I don’t want to become too comfortable. I still have myself to take care of. 2 years ago
Professionally I’m extremely confident and with people I know I do not lack confidence either. It is with people I do not know in social situations I get flustered. 2 years ago
I think I do since I’ve made this a goal. I’ve tried to be positive towards myself, and I feel oh-so-secure when I’m with my husband. He makes me feel like the woman I want to look like. I’m okay with who I am now. Improvements can always be done… but with the right clothes and taking care of myself I feel good at any weight, etc. Pamper yourself! 2 years ago