Confidence and I have a strange relationship – in some aspects of life it’s always there, steady and strong. I never have to worry about it straying or standing me up, and it’s helped me reach a lot of lofty goals.
In other aspects, it’s as flakey as can be, and one tiny thing can send it running for the hills without any word of when it’ll be back. As I know I’ve
whined about mentioned before, the last month or so has been rough – work-wise, school-wise, even running-wise – and when the going gets tough, my friend confidence is much more likely to take an extended vacation (probably to the tropics, that little bastard).
Which just makes me wonder- can I make it come back? Will it to come back before it wants to? Or is my confidence too dependant on the happenings around me? Grades at school, feeling stressed and under-appreciated at work, not getting that PR I wanted…is it more of a fair-weather friend?
I’ve always been jealous of people who seem to exude confidence all the time – do they even work for it? Or is it some sort of weird genetic mutation?
I mean, I’m all about the powers of positive thinking, but it’s so much harder to look on the bright side when confidence is lacking. But that said, I do think confidence comes from within, and I hate letting other people and things affect such an important part of my psyche.
So regardless of the less than stellar happenings in life, I’m going to yank confidence back from wherever it is, because I haz it, and I’m not letting it disappear when I need it the most! Do you haz it?
Oh what I think about during a quiet, early Saturday morning 9.25 mile run 🙂
Warm oats with blueberries, almond milk, cinnamon and natural peanut butter were essential after the chilly run
As was a few cups of hot decaf coffee
I’m nearing into the home stretch with exams (finally), and this weekend will consist of some serious Biochemistry studying with a little Research Methods thrown in for good measure.
The books and flashcards await – hope everyone has a good weekend!
Question: Where do you get your confidence from? What helps you get it back if you lose it? Thinking of the big picture instead of little, daily disappointments helps me (most of the time…)