“There is no real safety except in self-belief” Madonna
I’m going through a work thing at the moment. It’s a project that I’ve been working on for years and it’s crunch time right now. The problem is, I’m the most impatient person in the world and unlike in university or school, you don’t always find out whether your investment will pay off in a week. Sometimes it takes months or years to know the result and while I’m waiting around, getting nervous, impatient and twiddling my thumbs, I am thanking my lucky stars that I spent the time to build up that self belief muscle.
Because I believe in myself now.
I believe in my work now and I believe in my talent. I can openly and honestly say that everything I put out there is something I am hugely proud of and that self belief will remain steadfast even if the world doesn’t agree with my assessment of my own work.
Because I NEED to believe in my own work the most. I NEED to believe that it’s important, even when others can’t see it.
I wasn’t always this way. I used to be reliant on someone else’s approval of my work. I needed someone else’s validation and acknowledgement to be proud of my accomplishments.
But when you lose that NEED for external validation, you are liberated. You are free to become more YOU than ever before and that’s when you can truly shine.
Believe in yourself. I’m not going to say to “believe in yourself because until you do, no one will”, because that’s not true but don’t let someone else’s belief in you be the cornerstone of your own confidence.
Approval is fleeting.
External validation is wavering.
Self belief is untouchable. #scarrednotscared