Confidence is a difficult subject for me. I have always been an independent person and confident in myself and my abilities. The last few years I unfortunately got wrapped up in a business relationship that destroyed that confidence. Constantly tearing me down till there was almost nothing left. I was so unsure of who I was and what I wanted that I began making decisions out of fear instead of clear thought processes. After taking some time off and re-evaluating a few things, I began surrounding myself with positive, uplifting, and encouraging people. This has helped me gain confidence back. It's still an every day battle but it's getting better and better.
This brings me to my next point. I have always felt that confidence carries close ties to arrogance. This line can get very blurry, very fast. One of my constant worries is that someone will mistake confidence with arrogance. Does anyone else feel this way sometimes? Just curious!
ar • ro • gance
: an insulting way of thinking or behaving that comes from believing that you are better, smarter, or more important than other people
con • fi • dence
: a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something
I hope everyone strives to be confident in themselves! Learn what you love to do, work hard, and know that you are great! DO NOT let anyone ever tell you anything different!
I'll be posting another blog post sometime next week about some upcoming things! Thanks for your support everybody!
XO - Joshua Neal