…if that’s how you view having a healthy sense of self!
Recently, I was engaged in a conversation about the stark differences between arrogance and confidence!
I honestly believe that in order to be productive, content and fulfilled human beings; it’s imperative to have CONFIDENCE! Not necessarily confidence to speak to an auditorium full of people but confidence in yourself!
I’ve spoken on the topic of self love before and being confident in yourself, is at the foundation of this!
But why is it that society continuously sends the message to even children, that you shouldn’t be too confident! Why is it that systems such as the education system subliminally teach our children to lack confidence?
I work in the education system and I have seen it first hand! As a teacher, in my daily practice I always encourage my students to be inquisitive; it’s okay to ask questions! Discussions and debates are HEALTHY and a natural part of life!
As a parent, I have to CONSTANTLY remind my daughter about being confident!
“Do not allow anybody to dim your light!”
Walk in your uniqueness, confidence and YOUNESS! Only you can be you and nobody can do YOU better than YOU!
One of the ways I do this is through self -declarations. I have taught my daughter that there is power in words and she must remind herself daily, how beautiful, clever, confident etc she is!
As adults, we too need to do this! Look in the mirror daily and tell yourself how amazing you are! Don’t crouch over when walking but throw your shoulders back, head high and STRUT!
Honestly, for every time someone tries to cast me down with their negativity, it gives me an extra spring in my step!
There is no bigger act of revenge than knowing, demonstrating and reinforcing your amazingness! They WILL HATE you for not cowering!
Dr Maya Angelou wrote this in the most eloquent and powerful way. I suggest you have a read of “Still I Rise.”
From the clever, amazing, inspirational, driven and beautiful Kym!
YES I AM ARROGANT!