Updated: Jul 21, 2019
So here's the thing, I'm constantly learning to be confident in my ability to use my gifts and talents to execute an idea or plan. There were days when I would hide behind what I thought was humbleness so that I wouldn't offend the insecurities of others. I soon realized I wasn't being humble, I was being afraid. I was afraid of letting my light shine thinking that it would intimidate others from shining their light. I soon learned that I couldn't live that way anymore. I came to the realization that being planted here on earth meant that I had a purpose and one of the keys to me fulfilling my purpose was being confident in the gifts that had been planted on the inside of me. We aren't here to maintain the status quo but to change it. For me, what helped my confidence grow, was realizing that I wasn't created by accident that I was created on purpose. Consequently, that stopped me from procrastinating. That forced my head to rise and that gave me the courage to live in self-assurance and not self doubt. I would no longer stutter when people asked me what I do, or what I am working on. I no longer look to others to assure my self-worth. I want to encourage you to live knowing that your gifts and your talents are not something you should be ashamed of or that you should hide. Be proud! Be confident! Be you!