BUILDING CONFIDENCE

Doyne Phillips, Managing Editor of Southern Writers Magazine says, “I always liked the story of David and Goliath. David was chastised about using only a slingshot and was told he needed armor, a sword and shield to fight the giant. David told them while protecting his father’s sheep, he had killed the lion and the bear and he could kill the giant Goliath in the same way. For us I believe that means we are to look at our past victories and the tools we were given to accomplish those victories. With that in mind, we face and overcome what is in front of us with the tools we have. Our future victories are built on past victories. My accomplishments give me the confidence to move forward.”

Self-Confidence is what we want when faced with the unexpected in life. The confidence in knowing we can handle situations that arise. Our level of confidence depends on what we believe about our abilities and ourselves. It also depends on the experiences and the successes. The more success we have the stronger our confidence.Confident : Successful businessman puniching the air Stock Photo

There are lessons to learn when we face trials and overcome them. Remember that you did succeed and the tools you used. Use those tools for the next trial. You can win it. Let each success be a stepping-stone to next success.Stepping Stones : Stepping stones form walking path over the pond at night Stock Photo

The lesson––you succeeded. If you did once, you can do it again and again. Confidence is built one-step at a time. Just like David, he had met the lion, fought him and won. His confidence grew. When he met the bear, his confidence level was up he remembered his last conquest, the lion, and knew he could take the bear. His confidence grew again.

With each successful experience, our belief in our abilities increases.

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About Susan Reichert

Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine, a magazine for authors.We highlight and promote authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Live in the South. President of a Writers Group.
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4 Responses to BUILDING CONFIDENCE

  1. Annette says:

    Excellent post, Doyne…I too like the David & Goliath story but realized after reading your blog I couldn’t remember the back story so, read I Samuel 17. Thanks for the encouraging post/

  2. Suzy Hayden says:

    So true! Great blog, Susan.

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