Happy New Year – Confidence (guide word)

From Psychology Today: “Confidence is a belief in oneself, the conviction that one has the ability to meet life’s challenges and to succeed—and the willingness to act accordingly. Being confident requires a realistic sense of one’s capabilities and feeling secure in that knowledge.”

A somewhat different word this year. Some of my past guide words have been – Belief, Compassion, Tolerance, which are all fairly self-explanatory. Confidence is a little more ambiguous. For example, it can be confused for self-confidence, which is slightly different.

The reason I’m picking Confidence this year is because I believe we’ll all need it in bucket-loads. Confidence to sort through the various 24/7 media feeds that test our ability to sort out truth from lies. Confidence to believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that as past pandemics have run their course this one will too. Confidence that if your job/source of income has been pulled out from under you that you will have the strength to prevail or pivot to something new.

So, to repeat what is written above, Confidence is a belief in oneself.

Believe in yourself and you will get to where it is you want to go. It can be no other way. All you need for the trip is to arm yourself with Confidence.

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