Are you your own Superhero? Are you confident?

I’m certain that most of you have seen the trailer for the new movie about Malala:

One of my students last week asked me last week why Malala is such a great speaker?  While I think there are several reasons, I would have to say that confidence is one of the main ones.  And it is never too early or too late to begin developing your confidence.  I think that any of could be inspired by the attached blog post written by our high school intern.  Whether it’s to be a better public speaker or to be able to share your ideas around a conference table, confidence is a key component to success.

Become your own superhero, which means being you:


Confidence     – written by Olivia Hunt

“You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” Buddha.

Confidence. A necessity for success. Whatever success means to you, whether it be happiness or riches, you need confidence in order to achieve it.

The meaning of confidence is to fully trust and love yourself, and to be completely comfortable in your own skin. Everyone has some confidence, but if you want to be successful, you need to maximize yours. The trick to being self-confident is knowing yourself better than anybody else does. Going forward in your daily routine, try to really get to know who you are. Start taking larger notice of the little things that you do, think, and say. You will come to appreciate yourself more by realizing just how unique you are to the world. As you learn more about yourself, you may find that you have certain strengths you did not know of before. By pursuing these strengths, you can begin to understand how talented you are. This will also boost your confidence and improve your self-image greatly.

Now that you know how to build up your confidence, here is how you can use it.

Pretend for a minute that you are an aspiring actor or actress. You walk into a Broadway audition and take a seat. You are surrounding by a room full of amazingly talented individuals, just like yourself. Unfortunately, only one person will get the lead role. A director stands up and asks, “Who has the guts to go first?” Having confidence in yourself allows you to volunteer to be the first one to audition, and due to their appreciation of your confidence, the directors decide that you are ready to take on the lead role.

Think of your life as that audition. With confidence, you can have the courage to stand up and get the job done anytime someone needs you to. Confidence will allow you to overcome the fear of taking risks because you believe that you can handle them. It will give you the means to improve your public speaking and communication skills, enhance your ability to perform well under pressure, and increase your level of happiness with yourself.

At the end of the day, we are all exceptional people in our own ways. All people have something inside of them worth believing in. So start by believing in yourself, and others will soon catch on.

Thanks for Reading 🙂


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