Confidence is something everyone struggles with, whether it’s that you have too much, or not enough. If you have too much, well, it can lead to cockiness or arrogance. But lacking it can cause some big issues.
I’ve struggled with confidence all my life. I have a plethora of reasons for it, too. I was born with cerebral palsy- a disease effecting the way my brain tells my legs to move. (You can search the basics on the Internet. I don’t feel like making this into a medical report.) Having this disability causes more issues than you’d think. I also struggled with my school subjects (and still do). There were a lot of reasons why I was losing confidence; but only one way to gain it back.
A little bird once told me that the key to being truly happy and confident is believing it. You are in control of your own body and emotions. Sure, outside influences will come along, but it’s ultimately up to you how you react. Even if you have to fake it. Walk past that staring crowd with your eyes forward and head up. Smile at the people who say those mean things to you. Being the bigger and better person is always the best option, anyway. Look at yourself in the mirror, and don’t be afraid to say “I love myself”.
It took me a while to hit that last step. And although I said that confidence is up to you, there are positive outside influences that can help tremendously. Find someone who sees the good in you. Someone who wants nothing more to see you succeed, and who challenges you every day to be the best person you can. And when you find this person/s? Never let them go.
Confidence is a crucial part of being happy. Gain confidence, and you can conquer the world. Wake up every day with a smile on your face, and a gleam in your eye. The world is yours; so take it.