I wrote this entry with the community at Huddl.org in mind, yet it applies to everyone.
Confidence is not an illusion, but a realization. One must understand their true beauty and importance, which isn’t always easy to do.
With the way society is today, many people are conditioned to think that they’re not important or that their unique thoughts, characteristics, and traits are not important. This leads to insecurity, timidity, and ultimately hinders one’s ability to share their beauty with the world.
Think about all of the people that our society truly lauds – these people are usually confident human beings. Why are they confident? Because they realize their true beauty and a lot of that realization comes from someone in their lives encouraging them, noticing them, appreciating them, and telling them that they are beautiful and important.
The people we appreciate and put on pedestals are no more important or beautiful than any one person in the world – the difference is that at some point they came to that realization and gained enough confidence to show themselves to the world.
Imagine if you and I took the extra second to appreciate each other and point out the good stuff.
How can you help change the world? Sounds crazy right? It’s not. In fact, it’s simple. You can encourage others and show them you appreciate them for who they are and what they think. We are all so special and if we took a bit more time appreciating, not only with the younger people in our lives, but all of the people we come across, we can change the climate of society.
We can help each other gain confidence in ourselves and ultimately be our beautiful selves.
It starts with you and me. Tell the people in your life how much you appreciate them today. Tell them why they’re important and why they’re special. You won’t regret it and neither will they.