“There are always two voices sounding in our ears: the voice of fear and the voice of confidence. One is the clamor of the senses, the other is the whispering of the higher self.” ~Charles B. Newcomb …
There are many times in our lives in which we will hear “the voice of fear,” of doubt and uncertainty, of littleness and ridicule, of surrender and defeat. And in those times, we if we listen for it, we will also find “the voice of confidence,” of assuredness and indomitable spirit, of optimism and encouragement, of victory and perseverance. As Charles points out, the voice of fear is like a clamor, perhaps from our mortal self, and is confused and afraid. The other is from our “higher self,” and is concise and clear. It is up to us which voice we choose to listen to.
Self-confidence is an attitude we choose to embrace. With it, we can almost ensure our success. Yet how often do we look to changing our attitudes when faced with fear, defeat, difficulty, or uncertainty? It is probably not the first place we look to make a change… but it should be.
When we can embrace a positive attitude, we can go forth with confidence even in the most unfavorable and difficult of circumstances. So often, all it takes is a little positive change in perspective for us to find success. When we do not believe in ourselves, the world will fail to believe in us as well. But when we walk with confidence–holding our head high–we tell that world that we are worthwhile, that we deserve to be seen and treated as a valuable part of this world, and that we will accept nothing less than giving it our best shot.
Keep a positive perspective on life today.
Questions to consider:
How often do you hear the voice of fear? How often do you hear the voice of confidence? Which do you listen to most often?
Do you always look at life with an indomitable spirit?
How does your attitude help determine your level of success? How can changing your attitude positively impact your life?
For further thought:
“It is not important for life to meet your great expectations. What is important is that you hold high expectations of yourself and meet them greatly.” ~Dr. Roopleen