Dare to try

 
Dare to try. Only when we try can we reap the rewards. Because whether we fall flat or soar higher, we’ll see what works and what doesn’t. How can we ever progress without trying? How can we ever grow without failing? Don’t be afraid of mistakes. They’re an essential ingredient to any success. In the end, making mistakes will help you soar higher than ever before. The only time we’ve really failed is when we stop daring to try.

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Strengths are realised through weakness

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Only when our weaknesses are exposed do we stumble upon our strength. We shouldn’t be afraid to acknowledge our weaknesses. We all have gaps in our knowledge. But asking questions can only bring us closer to the answer. We all have something we lack in our capabilities. But testing, failing and learning can only bring us closer to our desired results. We all have insecurities. But accepting them as a part of who we are can only enhance our natural beauty. Strength is realised when we admit our weaknesses. Weakness and strength walk hand in hand. There’s no need to tear them apart.

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Three ways to boost your confidence

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  1. Be willing to fail – easier said than done, but a lack of confidence often translates into a fear of failing and looking bad. But if we at least try to overcome our fears, we deny them control over our self-perception. Start small and step a bit out of your comfort zone. It doesn’t matter if you slip or trip or fall. It matters that you get up again.
  2. Let go of your mistakes – letting your mistakes hover over you like a dark cloud guarantees it will rain. Don’t be so hung up on the consequences of the mistake but rather the lesson. Forgive yourself and move on. If you’re constantly reminding yourself about that time you messed up, chances are you’ll mess up again. And that’s not going to help your confidence much.
  3. Be yourself and please yourself – it may not feel like it, but it takes a considerable amount of effort to be someone else. And because we know that we won’t ever be able to pull it off, we lose confidence. Don’t negate yourself and impersonate someone else. Allow yourself to be yourself and work on yourself. It will be much more comfortable and liberating.

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Take it one day at a time

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Take it one day at a time. Contrary to what we might think, one day is enough. We can take a step further in the direction we’re headed. Or we might choose to change our destination. We can take a breath, re-evaluate, re-energise. We can take a look around and marvel at the world. We can take a moment to look back and see how far we’ve come. We can take any unnecessary burdens off our shoulders. Or we might pick up new treasures to cherish. Every day is a chance to start, end, try, fail, wonder, accomplish, and enjoy. So much can happen in a day. Don’t underestimate them. And most of all, don’t waste them.

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