Confidence is not “what if they don’t like me?” but “I’ll be fine even if they don’t” because I don’t rely on anyone else’s approval to feel ok about myself because I know my own values and accept myself despite my flaws and imperfections. It doesn’t mean I think I’m fantastic and have nothing to learn and am not on a journey of learning, self improvement and growth to be the best version of myself but that I am aware of my strength and weaknesses and won’t let the opinions of others amplify my own self doubts and insecurities and hold me back from being my best.
I use to be the person who worried a lot about what others thought of myself and feared I was never good enough, pretty enough, smart enough or worthy, or if I achieved anything I worried what others would think about me so I downplayed myself. I really lacked self confidence and in hindsight I missed out on a lot because of it. I kept seeking approval from elsewhere, until I realised I was the captain of my own ship and I was responsible and accountable for who I wanted to be.
So many things and people have helped me change this mindset and it has been a journey to get to this point. I often wonder if only I had confidence from an earlier age how different everything would be and how much time I would have saved being indecisive and unsure and not moving forward.
That is why I am so passionate about helping others find their confidence so they can be whoever they want to be. Whilst plastic surgery and improving self image can be a game gamer for so many (not for everyone) - including myself, our mindset and how we feel about ourselves is what is key. Having mentors, inspiring role models and loved ones who have your back unconditionally or even investing in a life coach can be so important in helping us believe in ourselves, accept ourselves even love ourselves so that we can overcome adversity and any challenges and setbacks and develop resilience and build that true inner confidence. #mantra #inspiration #thoughts #mindset #believeinyourself #learn #grow #beyourebest #plasticsurgery #selflove #motivation #dranh