One thing that I have learned in my short little life is that if you look and act confident-even if you are filled with tons of doubts, insecurities, and "what if's"-then eventually, you will FEEL confident! Not only that, but others will notice and start following along because IT SHOWS.
When I had quit my nursing career to become a work-at-home mom and pursue my passion of becoming a full time health & fitness mommy blogger to help others stay/get fit during and after pregnancy, I was scared to death! I had no idea what would happen. I started blogging-with confidence-and using what information I knew to help others. I had no idea if it would be successful or if people would even listen to me. But confidence and charisma has certainly led me far.
And here I am, bringing in about as much as my husband does and more than I have ever made as a nurse...such a shame that I didn't major in blogging ;)
Point is-If you work your ass off and most of all-believe-you will see the light at the end of the tunnel. Don't give in to the negative self talk. Don't be afraid of failing.
Did you know that Albert Einstein was not able to speak until he was 4 years old? His teachers were quoted saying "he would never amount to much."
Let's talk about Steve Jobs.. At only 30 years old and at the beginning of what he thought was a blossoming career, he was left devastated and depressed after being unceremoniously removed from the company HE started.
What about Michael Jordan? Did you know that he went home and cried in his bedroom after being cut from his high school basketball team because he wasn't good enough for the coach?
And Oprah. She was once demoted from her job as a news anchor because she was told that she "wasn't fit for television."
And my favorite example .... If Thomas Edison would have just said "Oh, fuck this shit" after trying thousands of times to invent the first successful light bulb, then eventually, someone else would have came along and invented it after putting forth more effort and confidence, but most of all not giving up,
“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” -Thomas Edison