Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Self Confidence Can Be Fragile

If only I was good at listening to my own advice. Like pretty much anyone else on earth, I want to be liked and appreciated. If nobody liked me, it would be a pretty lonely life. However, some people are worth your time and others are not. Either way, don't let someone's opinion affect your self confidence.

It's up to you to determine who you need to protect yourself from and who you should keep close. Even the people who love you the most will say things that hurt you. It's not because they mean to, but it's because nobody is perfect.

Growing up my mom used to voice her displeasure at some of the questionable items of clothing I liked. None of them were inappropriate, unless you deem ugly polyester shirts and flower patterned jeans to be out of line. I never let her opinion of my clothing choice bother me though. I used to laugh and tell her that she's lucky she didn't have to wear my clothes. I wore what I liked!

What's most important is how you feel about yourself. Let's be honest, confidence is sexy. It's hard feeling confident when you're worried about what everyone thinks of your skin, clothing, hair color, etc. No one will notice something's out of place if you exude confidence. Stop all that worrying and own it! 


  1. Preach it sista! Something I could work on all. the. time. I definitely let others opinions rule over my life a bit too much at times, and you're right, there's a balance that just has to be found! (And the ability to see whose opinion actually matters.)

  2. This is so true and such a good reminder. I read a while ago that people who are most susceptible to critiques from others are also most likely to be critical of others. When I learned that, I realized it was kind of true for me. I was critical and judgmental of others but also found myself too easily affected by others' opinions about me. So I let go of the judge-y side and became much more confident in myself. Other people's opinions just didn't matter as much anymore.

  3. Own it - love that!! Confidence is key and oh so sexy. :)
    xo, Alisha