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Beware the Confidence Thieves
I’m going to get right to this one. There are those who like to take the confidence of others. You know who you are. You are that person who describes someone’s accomplishment as a “little thing,” and even though you could not do the thing yourself you question the other person about why it took them so long.
We’ve all fallen victim to a confidence thief because let’s face it, they’re everywhere. People who feel a need to usurp the power of another are lacking power themselves. So they look for those who are doing their part in the Universe and attempt to take them down.
My mother used to say that if you cut someone else’ legs off, you won’t grow. You may appear to be taller but that appearance won’t last very long and then you are exposed for who you truly are.
So what can be done about a confidence thief? What everyone should do, thief included, is work to build their own house. Self-esteem is for the self but it comes from the people and ideas around you.
Surround yourself with solid folks; people who encourage your work and ideas. If you happen to be in an environment full of people who are negative and you can’t leave just yet; level the field by bringing in your own team of inspiration. Listen to music and audio books on your way to work. Meditate and reflect on all that is good and right in the world.
Read the works and stories of those who are powerful, loving and smart. Seek ways to share what you’ve learned with those who will encourage.
The more time I spend with healthy people, the healthier I become.
Avoid the naysayers and don’t allow for an opportunity to be put down. If you don’t want a negative opinion; don’t ask for an opinion from a negative person.
Those who lack confidence will try to take it from others; that’s what they know.
What you should know is this; there is more than enough love, ideas, wisdom, kindness, beauty and confidence. All we have to do is tap in.
Be you, be well, be confident.
Bertice Berry, PhD.