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1. Looks aren’t the most important thing. • Some attractive people even feel inferior because they think people only like them because of their looks and not their personality or other important traits. 2. Achievements aren’t the most important thing. • Achievements always change. Sometimes you’re up, other times you’re down. • Although some people have already achieved much, you don’t know if someday, you will even achieve more than they have already achieved. Your potential for achievement may even be greater. 3. Skills aren’t the most important thing because they can be learned. 4. Wealth isn’t the most important thing because they can be gained by means which does not in any way indicate that the person who gained them is far superior than the one who didn’t or chose not to use such means. Also, wealth can be found and it can be lost, it isn’t a permanent indicator of one’s worth. Even wealthy people don’t want others to fall in love with them just because of their money. 5. Beliefs are important, but just like skills, they can be learned, corrected or changed. And we all have the power and the freedom to do that. 6. Being unique is important because that makes you the only living person who can offer the world what you have. So why be afraid if you don’t fit in at times? Be proud that you can stand out! 7. There are many things that you can find good and lovable about you, things you may have ignored or taken for granted because you have always possessed them all these years. As proof, we get attracted with people who have positive traits that are similar to us. We may not have noticed it, but noticing them now, thinking about it and writing them down can help us believe that we have indeed been attracted by such traits, and if we have, then it is quite possible that other people will also be attracted by such traits that we already possess. 8. Instead of treating your mistakes as signs of your inferiority, why not treat them as lessons learned that will increase your wisdom and your strength, and therefore, increase also your self confidence? 9. Rejections by other people happen all the time, it doesn’t mean you’re less deserving of attention or love. For instance, isn’t it good to be rejected by people with bad habits and evil intentions? Doesn’t it say much about them as it does about you?
10. Some criticisms may be productive and we can learn much from them. Other criticisms merely indicate things that the person himself hates about himself and does not want to see in you. It does not even say whether he is right in hating such traits or whether he has merely associated such traits with other things he truly dislikes. Just think about the celebrities that you know who have often been criticized. Even truly good world leaders have been objects of criticism. But that doesn’t mean they deserved every criticism they got or that they should already lose confidence because of them. Never Let Yourself Down There will come a time when people would put you down. People would judge you. Those who hardly know you. And those whom you thought knew you well. You will look for comfort but you will find none. You will wander the streets weeping but not a friend will be in sight. Never let yourself down. Take heart, for no matter how awful the accusations against you are, you are still a child of God. This is the time when your love for yourself will be tested. Whether you will believe what others say about you, or whether you will stand your ground because you know yourself best. Take comfort knowing that you are never alone. God still believes in you, you know. God loves you and sees in you the person everybody else failed to see. Don't fail to see that person. Never let yourself down.
Quotes on Self Confidence
There is a whole galaxy within you, waiting to be unleashed. Let the universe wait no more.
Take a very good look at the person before the mirror today. There will never be another such as she(he).
"I bare my nakedness to the world that the world may see who I am; not the mask that hides my flaws,not the mask that hides my beauty. I bask in the light and I take off the mask!"
I walked among the deities and discovered to my surprise... I am beautiful, I am one of them!
I am blessed this moment, I am embraced, I surrender only to love.
Let nothing frighten you, for you are after all, a child of eternity.
Look not on what you lack,but on the gift that you possess. You are the only one capable of harnessing such power!
God does not take us only when we are lovable,but moreso when we are most in need of love.
Be not afraid of your own beauty. Shine forth your light and forget not who you really are. Make peace with your shadow. Unless you are able to,you will never dare venture in the light.
I am not my body. I am not my brain. I am more, much more and I realize the "me" which no other can replace as I face the mirror each morning, smiling for a brand new day of awakening.
It is not enough that you know yourself and what you're worth. You have to show the world who you really are.
There was a time when I couldn't forgive myself, that time when the burden of guilt was multiplied a hundred times more by the world that knew nothing but condemn those who are already down. But now is not that time, for it has long come to pass. Now is the time of acceptance, of love, and of believing in myself despite whatever accusations others may try to pass against me.
Judge me not for you do not know me. And even if you could step into my shoes, you still wouldn't be able to tell what potentials or hidden worlds could arise from within this soul.
Being unique is important because that makes you the only living person who can offer the world what you have. So why be afraid if you don’t fit in at times? Be proud that you can stand out! - Lifted from my article LESSONS ON SELF-CONFIDENCE
I am no less of a person by flaws that you see in me; I am no lesser for I am not those flaws. I know who I am, my flaws and my strengths, and there is no better person who can handle me but me.
I arise from the ashes of doubt, of depression and of self-pity. I arise a new being - strong, confident, beautiful and without limits! Have you seen a seed? Was it at all that attractive to you? Wait awhile and see that seed grow. See it bear fruit, see its flowers bloom. See? I've caught you by surprise! I have just astounded you.
When I told you I could rebuild myself, I wasn't able to tell the truth. I couldn't rebuild me. I have just been reborn!
If I have failed you, it was not because I wanted to, but because I've failed myself first. Rest assured I will love myself more, and in so doing I would not hurt you ever again.
Look at me! See how much God's power is to be made manifest!
I am of God, a soul that can never be destroyed. How can it when God can never cease being God?
God loves me, unconditionally. And for me, He leaves the 99 sheep behind so He can find me and make me realize just how much I matter, just how much I am loved.
The greatest gift we can give to our loved ones is the gift of knowing that we are well, and that we are joyful.
Heaven is knowing deep in your soul how you were conceived and how you were bathed in loved. It is tapping unto the endless reserve of mercy and grace when shadows come looming over you.It is knowing that however great the challenges ahead seem to be, there is a Higher Power that will see you through.
This Is My Moment! This is my moment! This is my now. I live in it, I breathe in it, I move, I sing, I dance. This is life, this is forever the rain now pouring over me will never be the same again, so I cry I hope I laugh like a little child. I look at the sunrise as though it is my first, as though it will be my last, I pray I smile I love! I taste the fresh air as though I’m born again, I smell the rose as though an angel gave it to me. I am here, I am loved, I am seen. This is my moment, this is the very moment I BELIEVE! There Are No Squares In Nature Come to think of it, when have you ever seen the following? A square leaf A square fruit A square tree A square raindrop Coming to think of it, nature, unlike man, does not produce
Square moons Square suns Square planets Or square galaxies There are no square rainbows Nor square flowers Nor square heads that could fit inside a square box Yet more often than not, that’s exactly what we do. We try to put everything inside a box We try to make all things black and white We try to make everything spic and span as though we could put a square peg inside a round hole and then congratulate ourselves for the feat we have done Since the dawn of man-made technology, we have certainly lived in a world of squares: square houses square buildings square computer screens We write on square papers using square tables We sleep on square beds and enter upon square doors Where has all these taken us? These square things have made a war with our own hearts And against all mysteries that enrich and empower us The next time someone tries to put your immortal soul inside a small box Kindly remind yourself: There are no square stars in the Universe. To Look Using God's Own Eyes I pray I could learn to look at people, the way God sees each one of us to be able to forego the little mistakes, maybe even the big ones to be able to see weaknesses turned into strength
to know something’s hurting and yet know that the hurt would be healed in time to look beyond judgment to see with an understanding heart to see what’s beautiful to appreciate what’s good to not measure anybody’s destiny with their present plight but to see real hope for everyone the way God sees us To know that orphans have their Father To know that those imprisoned have One who will set them free To see how the poor will one day bask in God’s abundance To see the brokenhearted in days when God Himself will cradle them upon His lap To be able to see with God’s own eyes is to see with gladness, with hope, and with a love so strong it could never ever fail! I urge you to know who you really are; in your eyes, in your heart. Know thyself, especially your strengths. Know that which is beautiful. Know that which is loveable. Know that which has made you the unique and wonderful person that you are! Loving Yourself Through God’s Eyes There are times when no matter how hard we try, we feel unable to love ourselves. In such times, we
feel its so much easier to love other people. After all, they’re not with us 24 hours in a day We don’t see all their weaknesses. We don’t have to live with their regrets. And we’re not the ones who have to carry their hurts. In such times, we feel overwhelmed. We don’t have enough strength to accept this person we see in the mirror everyday. We don’t have enough love to love her. We don’t have enough strength to uplift her when she couldn’t believe in herself anymore. During such times, I’ve known of a way to help you continue improving your relationship with yourself. And that way is to see yourself through God’s own eyes. In God’s eyes, there is no judgment, there is only acceptance. In God’s eyes, there is no pain too hard to bear nor weaknesses too weak to be overcome by His insurmountable strength. God can embrace us wholeheartedly, opening us up yet sustaining us and healing us at the same time. God sees all our potentials. God sees our light when all that we can see are our shadows. God sees this person who falls but who has the power to get up again and again. God sees this person who gets hurt but does not become hard or bitter, only softer, more resilient to change. God sees you. God cherishes you. God’s eyes love you more than anyone could ever love you as you really are.
Separate Your Mistakes from Your Self Image Sometimes its so easy not to separate our behavior from our image of ourselves, to separate the sin from the sinner, so they say. When we make blunders, we feel we’re failures. When we have broken relationships, we feel we are broken too and worthless. However, if we truly desire to improve our relationship with ourselves, we must learn to practice acknowledging our errors without eroding our overall belief in our worth.
So you failed in your exams, does it mean you haven’t learned anything? So you weren’t accepted for a job, does it mean no employer would later on trust you and consider you a valuable asset to his company? Things like those happen. Things change. What should remain intact is our respect and love for ourselves, our belief that we are God’s children and no matter how many mistakes we make along the way of growing up, we are still destined for Grace and eternal Joy! Feel FREE to REPUBLISH this article as long as a LINK back to itakeoffthemask.com and its author JOCELYN A. SORIANO are included.
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