“Be” With Confidence

“Remember to “be” with confidence.  Believe you know what you are doing and who you are and you belong right where you are right now.  People sense that self assurance and you will fare well with others negativity or even their uncertainty.  You can inspire with just your presence.”

 

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
–Dr. Seuss

 

Reading these words tonight on Angie’s blog seemed to have brought much needed peace to me tonight.  Her words washed over me, comforting me, and reassuring me that I am just where I am supposed to be.  I am just where I belong at this moment in time.  Her words also made me think of how easy it is  to get wrapped up in what other people think.  I tend to judge myself through the lenses of others instead of  just being true to myself even if it goes against the standards that are not my own.  I’ve done this with religion, raising my kids, how I should and should not act, things I say that might be controversial, etc.  As I get older, I continue to gain confidence in who I am and I am less concerned with the opinions of others.  This is freeing.  To just embrace ME and all that comes with me.  The important people will stick around and those that mind, don’t matter.

 

There will always be those people
That want to see you
          Fit in their box.
Follow their rules.
          Tell you what
Is
   and
Isn’t
“Successful”
or
“The Right Way”
But I do believe
That if we are true to our dreams,
Follow what we feel called to do,
Use our gifts,
Love what we do,
And “BE” with confidence,
Then our story will unfold.
               It will Unfold
Just as it is meant to BE!

 

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3 thoughts on ““Be” With Confidence

  1. I totally agree. I have that quote from Dr. Suess on a flair button. I love it and try to live by it as much as I can.

  2. I find this SO difficult–to NOT see myself through what I perceive as the way others see me. I’ve come to find that acting on these assumptions just ends up making me look less than genuine, and like less of myself. Still, it’s hard not to do. I think one of the hardest things about being a human is to learn to just ‘be’.

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