Saturday, 20 August 2011
12:25:13 PM (GMT)
To me, confidence isn't about who speaks the loudest, or who demands attention when
they enter a room.
It isn't about who has more than a thousand Facebook friends, or who was voted best
looking or most likely to succeed.
It isn't about who wins the most awards or who gets a 4.0 GPA.
It isn't about who can approach anyone and talk as if they had known them forever.
It isn't about who can afford fifty dollar shirts and keep up with the weekly trend
It definitely isn't the people that put themselves on a pedestal, so far above
normality that they forget what life is about.
Those people don't have confidence, they have deep-seeded issues of self awareness
I feel sorry for them, living on their designer clouds, floating above society with
no care for others.
To me, the little things define true confidence.
It is the the ability to be completely comfortable with who you are, to dress exactly
how YOU want, to listen to what YOU want to listen to, without regards for what is
the most popular in the mall or on MTV.
It is having the self confidence to stay true to your morals and values, and not give
yourself to any person that comes along with a fat wallet, fatter ego, and shoebox
full of compliments and one-liners.
It is about stepping away from where our generation is heading, to show compassion
and interest in little things without needing to have the world know how good of a
person you are.
Actions speak louder than words.
It is about integrity, being humble, giving a helping hand to those who are lonely,
or down, or who aren't always treated well.
It is about having things to enjoy, but realizing that material things can only go so
After all, we can't take them with us when we leave.
It is about having a dream, and never letting go, even if you never reach it.
Giving up should never be an option.
It is about keeping an open mind, knowing that we are not perfect and we always have
room to grow, learn and change.
It is about seeking to make even the smallest difference in the world and in people's
You may be nothing to the world, but you can still be the world to somebody.
To me, the most confident people are usually labeled shy by the rest of the world.
The person that wears clothes that don't match, that make their own style, that
proudly show to the world what they like and believe in, without shoving it down
their throat with arrogance.
Maybe we should redefine what confidence is, but in my mind, I respect those who are
subtly unique, who follow their own path and aren't sucked in by the influence of the
Being humble speaks more to me than being the person that always speaks their mind.
Listening can go much further.
To me, a confidence that is quiet speaks infinitely louder.