My wonderful friend, thank you for taking time once again to share thoughts with me on this day. Every door needs a key or a code to access it. Today, we will take a look at the concept of Confidence which I have discovered is a universal access card to progress. I look forward to hearing your thought and personal experiences with me.
Confidence simply means the ability to dream and take bold steps in line with your dreams and abilities for the achievement of your goals. It is popularly said that “the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”, also a common poem reads “little drops of water makes a mighty ocean”. This then means that my life is at the mercy of my thoughts, dreams and actions.
Like I remarked in my previous post titled “Pay Attention: Experiences are Opportunities”, difficult challenges will come your way but what you learn from those experiences will determine the quality of opportunities you are opened up to in the future. Please take note, it is not your circumstances that determine your future. Therefore it is your responsibility to talk about your future irrespective of what has happened in the past. The past has happened so no matter how much you talk about it, the hands of time won’t be reversed.
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; “he shall have whatsoever he saith”.
The concept of confidence is very key because people get flawed by the things going on around them which in most cases limits their capacity to stand up, dust yourself and try again after being knocked down. Think with me please, if you play video games, you will agree that there are certain stages that seems difficult to overcome but you will most times not rest until you overcome that stage. Sometimes, I will even sneak out of my room to continue playing the game. It is not enough to start something but it is very important to finish and finish strong. Confidence is fuel for actions.
The beginning part of confidence or boldness is feeding your mind with words and information necessary for actualising your aspirations. Information you take in is responsible for actions you express. So positive words and confessions will fuel your aspirations for future accomplishments. The quality of words that you fill your mind with will have a huge impact on your actions.
…. but the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.
The mind is a battlefield of several thoughts and the prevailing thought will always create motivation or inspiration for the brain which gives a signal to the body on how to act. When information enters your mind, your brain will begin to devise strategies on how to execute accordingly.
At this point, I urge you to beware of the source of the meal you consume. In most restaurants today, the waiter will mostly ask if their customers have any allergies because what is good for one is poison to another. Similarly, in hospitals, the doctor always asks a new patient if he/she reacts to any type of drug before administering prescriptions. In the same vein, the source of information you consume has the capacity to plant seeds that will pollute or reinforce your mind to take necessary actions. Not all information is good information. Each time I’m around people, I have conditioned my mind not to act on Groupthink but make myself the head of the group and chart a way for others to follow.
I have read several times that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step and I recently realised that the one-step is a proof that you have confidence in your abilities based on the amount of information you have filled your heart with. A lot of people dream and wish but very few ever take steps to bring them to reality. This is the reason why it is popularly said “if wishes were horses, beggars will ride”. Don’t get me wrong please, it is good to dream but it would be more valuable when you take steps to ensure those dreams become reality. Follow this simple strategy, “gather relevant information, write down your thoughts and then take deliberate steps towards your expected end”.
My friend, Be open to learning because that is the major access to your earnings. I learn a lot from several people but I make sure that I do the things that makes me happy in the accomplishment of my dreams. I urge you to not allow just anything you hear or see to change your perspective especially when it goes against your vision. At a young age, I built self-confidence with the things I had fed my mind with and I promised myself somethings, “I don’t want to be like anyone because I have a special touch to add to the world” and “no matter what anyone says or does, it won’t derail me from the things I want to do especially when it doesn’t violate any spiritual or moral principles”.
In conclusion, confidence is tangible. Here I mean that people should be able to see in you what makes you stand out from others. Confidence is not just in words or looks on your face but mostly in your actions. Therefore I urge you to beware of evil thoughts before they become evil acts in your life.
All these evil things come from within and defile the man.
Likewise, good thoughts will bring motivation and further inspiration for positive actions.
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Remember to be self-confident because only you can determine the outcome of your thoughts and actions.