I’ve always thought about how difficult it is to believe in ourselves and have confidence not only in what we do, but who we are as people.
I was an adventurous, cheerful and determined child, confident in what I wanted to do and what I liked. I didn’t doubt myself or my abilities. Ironically, as we grow up, confidence becomes clouded by doubt and we begin to question ourselves.
I suppose that as children we are free of certain influences that surround us in adolescence and adulthood. I was around 10 years old when I began to doubt myself and questioned my ability to do certain things.
My older brother studied in the same school as me, but he was always an outstanding student, known by teachers and students of different grades. His grades were exemplary and his gentle, sweet, and considerate personality added more points to his academic excellence. I’ve always admired him and felt proud about who he is. His achievements are beyond measurable. I love him and being his sister makes me feel full. On my end, I was always a good student, though not as prominent, and my personality is more volatile and I am more easily agitated. Even as adults, we are completely opposite beings, but I love our personality differences.
On one occasion, one of my teachers, who had been his teacher too, commented, “ I wish you were as good as your brother.” His comment bothered me because I couldn’t believe that a teacher would compare students, especially siblings, trying to create discord or resentment between them. I told my brother, who at that time was already in college, and he also got quite upset.
This professor’s comment didn’t break the admiration, pride or the beautiful relationship I had with my brother. However, it did make me question myself and my intelligence. It also led me to compare myself to other classmates and their abilities. However, it did make me question myself and my intelligence. It also led me to compare myself to other classmates and their abilities. It was the starting point for a big change that was coming.
While I wasn’t feeling intelligent enough nor good enough, my inner determination led me to prove otherwise, not only to others, but to myself. I began to work on my tasks and to explore other activities that I had always liked, but that I had never done with dedication. I discovered that I could be a great student if I paid attention and did my homework, and that with enthusiasm and passion, I could make incredible progress in the activities that I dedicated myself to.
Once I saw the positive results of my efforts, the confidence I had lost was reborn. This confidence and newfound strength filled me with determination, perseverance and passion. I no longer. It not only redefined my belief in my abilities, but also shaped my personality. I became a more on a journey full of questions, whose answers will eventually lead us to ourselves and determine our identity.
Believe in your abilities, in your intuition and in your talents. Believe in what you love and hold on to it no matter what others think or say. Be happy with who and how you are and always try to evolve, learn cheerful person who was more confident and sure of my decisions, preferences, thoughts and emotions. I had faith in myself that I did not have before, and this has carried through to adulthood.
Adolescence is a confusing and conflict ridden stage for most of us. Everything, like the relationships we have with our family, friends, and colleagues, can influence us both negatively and positively. We embark more and love more. Smile and live in harmony with your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
– Ann Lévizon