When I was training to be a group instructor, the lady who taught us said something along the lines of,
“If you make a mistake when you're teaching the class, don’t apologize. It shows you’re not confident at what you’re doing.”
Of course I still apologized because it’s just the Canadian in me but looking back, I got fired because I wasn't confident in doing that job.
I was nervous, fumbled over my words, and apologized when I made yet another countless mistake.
In the end I was fired. I was devastated, I worked so hard, done so much. I hated even having to think about the word or mention it. Me? Fired? I never got fired.
I was embarassed and angry.
And they were right to do what they did.
I was not good at the job, I lacked confidence and it showed. When I acknowledged this later, I grew as a person.
Having confidence is being able to admit your mistakes and accept responsibility.
I've made a lot of my mistakes in my life and have learned from them and still continue to learn from them.
Now, as simple as it sounds, I can clearly see the difference of doing something I don't enjoy and not doing it well, to doing something I love and doing it amazingly. Does that make sense?
If you love writing your book and you think you're doing something special why not talk about it with pride? Show your pride and excitement because it's contagious.
Easier said than done.
In fact, whenever I talk to someone about my book there’s this nagging voice in the back of my head that says, “What are you talking about? This is so silly. You’re not even talking about real people or real things. They don't really care....” But I shove the voice away and keep talking.
I wrote a good book. I know I did.
I’m tooting my own horn I know. I’m #feelingmyself.
I’m being confident and that's okay.
That's why I'm shamelessly and unapologetically going to remind you to:
What situations made you understand an important life lesson? Write in the comments something you're confident about!
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Hi there! I'm Simone:)
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