Beautiful You - Restoring Confidence
I’m on a mission, a mission to restore confidence in those who need it.
Part of my work is with young people, and it’s a privilege and a joy. But I find myself deeply troubled by the lack of confidence and self esteem in so many of them.
A huge part of the problem, is what others think of them, and it has a huge impact on their confidence. Why do we care so deeply about what other people think of us?
We humans are complex characters and we are all just trying to survive this life as best we can. Nurturing is so important to us, and if we have grown up with very little love and respect we will probably seek it throughout our lives.
Someone once said “what other people think of you, is none of your business”. If you wrap your head around that statement it’s an incredibly powerful thought. But to young people, who are trying to find their identity it’s crucial they feel liked and loved. Otherwise, without help they can live the rest of their lives feeling a burden or insignificant. I find this thought so utterly tragic.
There is no-one in the world who is liked by everyone, there is always going to be someone who has an issue and they are going to take it out in some way or other on you.
Once upon a time you didn’t care, and that playful inner child is still in there. Try to look for that child and don’t let others stop you having adventures in your life!
Let’s spread this message to every school and university, every young person. Let’s teach them to think beautifully about themselves. #confidence