Self-Confidence - noun "a feeling of trust in one's abilities, qualities, and judgement."
When I initially had the idea of starting a blog, I found myself thinking of lots of reasons why I shouldn't. "Will people think it's weird", "What if no one reads it", "Who cares?". I shortly realised that all of the things I was worried about, was actually about other people, and the chances are, them 'other people' are probably too busy worrying about what people think about them, to be caring about what you're doing.
That said, I can honestly say, the day I decided to share this blog with the 'big wide world' that it was the best feeling, and I started to realise that, it really doesn't matter what other people think. This post might be a little 'cliche' but I really wanted to write it, as I feel like starting this blog, and sharing it has taught me a lot.
WORRYING GETS YOU NO WHERE
"Worrying will never change the outcome"
I'd love to add to this "...It will just give you premature wrinkles". I saw this quote somewhere once and it's stuck with me because it's so true. I think (hope!) it's always natural to worry about things, but I also think it's important to know when you're worrying over nothing, or something silly. Investing too much time worrying is where I went wrong when I didn't share my blog to begin with.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
I think this goes hand in hand with 'stop worrying', but if you believe you can do something, then you can. So many times I've done things halfheartedly, but when we really put our minds to it, us humans are capable of a whole lot more than we give ourselves credit for.
It's so easy to look at other successful people and compare yourself. I am very guilty of this, be it some crazy fit girl on instagram, a blogger with 1 million subscribers or someone my age driving a Ferrari. But who is to say that that can't be you?
SURROUNDING YOURSELF WITH GOOD PEOPLE
I think that the support of family and friends really does help with anything in life. When I shared my blog on Facebook for the first time, I was overwhelmed with the love and support from my friends and family. Which really gave me a confidence boost. (Thanks friends and family, love you!)
There are always going to be negative people, everywhere you look, but I honestly think that being negative about someone else says more about them than it does of you. "What Suzie say's of Sally, says more of Suzie than it does of Sally"
I know I've not been blogging for long, and I'm by no means a life expert, but my only advice to anyone thinking of doing anything where you have a moment of doubt, would be to just do it.