This quote is so true. For many of us, we spend so much time trying to be something that we are not, that we lose track of who we are. I know that for most of my life I’ve been trying so hard to please other people that for a long time I lost my sense of self. In fact, I often feel like I’m stumbling around in the dark trying to figure out who I am. Confidence in myself is something that I’ve struggled with for a long time, as I’m sure many other people have. By always pleasing others, I’ve come to a point in my life when I don’t really know who I am. How do you find the confidence to be yourself when you’ve lost yourself somewhere along the way?
My solution to this dilemma has been to try to get back to those things that made me happy before I began trying to please others. The longer I’ve been working on improving and changing myself, the more confident I’ve become. Another side-effect of this is that I’ve become a lot more understanding of not only my own deficiencies, but other peoples. I also spend less time complaining about things than I did before. Confidence is a gift that we give to ourselves.