Some days I have it…confidence.
I’m confident in the ability to complete work assignments, to have fun on a bike ride, to serve the members of my church, to write a blog post, to be a good friend, to make a mean bowl of jambalaya, to eat a daily dose of dark chocolate, to love people and the cats, to take care of mom and my own health, to act silly, to parallel park, to enjoy nature, to be a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan, to walk upright and breathe…among many other things.
Some days I’m not so sure.
Should I buy the brown shirt, the purple skirt or the gray pants? How will any of them affect my wardrobe? Do I have shoes to go with these colors? What happens if I pick incorrectly? I can’t decide…ugh!
Some days, other people are totally sure.
My friend, Natasha, oozes confidence. If she’s ever unsure of herself or a decision, Natasha doesn’t usually let on. She makes decisions and gets on with life…unafraid. Perhaps it’s her military background, perhaps its the Type A personality, perhaps it’s simply genetic. Any which way I look at it, I admire Natasha for her confidence.
I worked with her many years ago and one of her duties was receptionist – answering the phone and greeting visitors. Natasha’s legendary familiar greeting when answering the phone was this:
“Hello, this is Natasha. I can help you!”
No, not “how can I help you?” It was simply “I can help you!” (Meaning I WILL help you.)
No goofing around with indecision.
No goofing around with colored clothing items.
Nope, only sure-fire confidence in self.
It’s a fine attribute and example.
What about you, dear readers? Do you have an unequivocal (or majority percentage) confidence in self? Are there times when your confidence wanes? In what area do you wish you had more confidence?
I know, the hard questions. You can either answer one or all, or leave a confident one-liner. Your choice.
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