It’s a fine line between being humble and owning your confidence. I wanted to explore this.
I have a client who’s very accomplished at many things. She was telling me that someone told her that she was humble and it made my client feel good. She took it as a compliment and I understood her thoughts, until I decided to look it up.
The definition of the word humble is, having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance. That was an AHA moment for me. I always saw humble as a quality I wanted to practice but the definition made me look at it from a different angle.
I don’t know if anyone else is feeling this way, but I’m not interested in having a low estimate of my own importance. I know it’s time for me to start owning my own importance and confidence!
I was thinking about how many of us are taught to, or afraid to, own our importance. I think the trick here is to feel your own confidence and self-importance without feeling more or less important than someone else. It has nothing to do with comparison. It’s just stepping into allowing yourself to shine as you.
Why not be confident! We only hurt ourselves when we don’t value ourselves and our abilities. We probably all have more significance and value than we know.
I say it’s time to take note and notice our own abilities and accomplishments so we can be that person and start sharing with others. When we give ourselves permission to make changes in ourselves, others will notice and feel like they can do it too. That’s how we can create a positive ripple effect of passing along the feeling of confidence.
Whatever is in your mind that keeps you from owning your confidence is just an illusion. Just go for it!
Watch what happens when you allow yourself to start to have confidence and know your own importance!
I’d always love to hear from you. Let me know where your level of confidence has been lately.
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It’s always a pleasure to connect with you.
Sending you lots of love and big hugs,