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You Are Confident

You are confident copyright 2016 Joan Y. Edwards

“You Are Confident” by Joan Y. Edwards

This is Day 25 of “Say Good Things February.”

Say Good Things February-Copyright 2016 Joan Y. Edwards





Are you confident? My answer for you is:

Yes, you are confident. You believe in yourself.  You have the skills and abilities to get the job done. You are comfortable stepping outside of your comfort zone. You pretend you can do it. You dress for success. You educate yourself on how to use the right tools. You learn the steps to complete goals. You observe other people to learn how they do what I want to do. You are prepared.

Repeat these statements with “I” rather than “You” to make them true affirmations for you.

Yes, I am confident. I believe in myself.  I have the skills and abilities to get the job done. I am comfortable stepping outside of my comfort zone. I pretend I can do it. I dress for success. I educate myself on how to use the right tools. I learn the steps to complete goals. I observe other people to learn how they do what I want to do. I am prepared.  I teach others; this helps me learn my skills on a deeper level.

Repeat them several times a day. You can make up 3×5 cards and carry them in your pocket to read and meditate. Believe in yourself. You can do more things than you’ve ever imagined. Dream it. See it in your mind. You can do it.

Here are resources to help you build your self-confidence:

  1. Minda Zetlin. “13 Easy Ways to Boost Your Confidence:” http://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/13-easy-ways-to-boost-your-confidence.html/
  2. Rhett Power. “10 Ways to Become a More Confident Person:” http://www.inc.com/rhett-power/10-ways-to-become-a-more-confident-person.html/
  3. Young Entrepreneur Council. “8 Ways to Be a More Confident Person:” http://www.success.com/article/8-ways-to-be-a-more-confident-person/
  4. Lindsay Holmes. “8 Scientifically-Backed Ways to Feel More Confident:” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/how-to-feel-confident_n_5724732.html/

I taught Kindergarten the last five years of my teaching career. I loved teaching kindergarten. I didn’t have to take papers home to check them. The students were fun and they enjoyed learning new things and being with each other.

One year I noticed many children fell as they were climbing across the monkey bars. I knew that if they fell and hurt an arm or leg, the parents would not be happy about it. So I told the students, you have to be able to tell me you can do it before I’ll let you try. They thought about it. I asked each student in line, “Can you go across the monkey bars?”

If he said, “Yes.” I’d tell them to go ahead. Remarkably all of them went across without falling. One day a little girl in my kindergarten class answered, “No.”

I said, “Oh, dear. We don’t want you to get hurt. Watch the other students climb across. Notice what they are doing with their arms and legs. Tell me when you think you can do it.”

In about ten minutes, she said, “I can do it.”

She was right. She did it not just once, but three or four times before the bell rang to go back inside the school.

Believing you can do things is half the battle.

Good luck in discovering that you have confidence and finding more ways to strengthen it.

Please leave a comment or ask a question. I’d love to hear from you.

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Joan Y. Edwards
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4 Responses

  1. Joan, the kindergarten story is a great example of how to instill confidence! I love how this student blossomed. Thanks for sharing this and all the others this month.

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    • Dear Linda,
      Thanks for writing. I’m glad that you liked the story of the kindergartener learning to say she could climb the monkey bars. It was amazing to watch the transformation caused by the words, “I can do it.”

      You’re welcome for my sharing the “Say Good Things February” posts. I’m glad they’ve been meaningful to you.

      Never Give Up

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  2. What a good teacher you are, Joan. That little girl probably grew up–or is growing up–to do wondrous things.Wish I’d had a teacher like you.

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    • Dear Sarah,
      It’s so good to hear from you. Thank you for saying I am a good teacher. I love teaching. That little girl is about 26 years old today. II hope you’re right. I hope she still studies situations to figure out how to do them and tells herself, “Of course, I can do it.”

      I’m proud that your husband built confidence in you and told you that you could self-publish your book and sell a lot of copies of it. It’s amazing how much confidence we get from others.

      Never Give Up


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