I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

Who are you trying to impress?

on January 17, 2014

girl headWe are always trying to impress other people.  Why?  We desperately want other people to like us and we will do almost anything to make a good impression.  Of course we should always dress and act appropriately but not if this means we are pretending to be something that we are not.  We should be presenting a confident person who knows their strengths, accepts their weaknesses and shows people that they are comfortable just being themselves.

Let’s think back a few years, maybe 10, 20 or 30.

  • Do you remember that guy or girl you tried so hard to impress so they would ask you out on a date?
  • Do you remember that friend you tried so hard to impress so they would invite you to join their group?
  • Do you remember that boss you tried so hard to impress so you would get a promotion?
  • Do you actually impress any of them?
  • Do you even remember their names and are they in your life anymore?

Most of the people we try to impress in our lives are not there for very long.  We connect with them for a while and then they are gone.  All our hard work trying to look good and try to convince them that we are worthy of boy headtheir love and attention is soon lost in the sea of life.

When we try to impress other people by not being our real self, it is not comfortable and we just end up hurting ourselves.   It is hard to pretend that we are somebody other than our real self and it doesn’t accomplish anything.  It just creates a false life that doesn’t make us happy or draw people to us.

Instead of trying to impress other people, we need to work hard at building our confidence and increasing our esteem so we will feel good about who we are and love ourselves (not in a vain or egotistical way).   Focus on your strengths, surround yourself with positivity (people, places, things) and just be the best person you can be – the real you!

So, who are you trying to impress and why?

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