Essay on Self-Confidence
1459 WordsMay 14th, 20076 Pages
"There are three words a skipper never says,' I don't know'. Those three words will kill a crew as fast as a torpedo. You are the skipper because you do know, the skipper always knows." Said to Mathew McConaughey by Harvey Kietel in the film U-571. Self-confidence is the most important trait of a good leader. Self-confidence is what others look to when they look to a leader. A self-confident leader is a powerful leader that always has an answer to the follower's questions and always knows which direction to go. In the following paragraphs I will: define and describe self-confidence, explain why I picked it, describe how it works in action, describe an individual that embodies this quality and illustrate how…show more content…
Then he can present his plan to them never once letting them on to the fact that he doesn't know. The skipper always knows. "To understand the `why.' `Why' is the only real social power, without it you are powerless. And this is how you come to me, without `why,' without power." Excerpt from the Merovingian in Matrix Reloaded. This quote speaks volumes to me because it is exactly right on the money to describing the only question that need ever be fully understood. Why, of the other major questions; who, what, where, when and how, is the only one that really has any meaning. I know that terrorists attacked the world trade center on September, 11th 2001 in New York City by flying airplanes into the buildings, those facts are easy, but why why is the question that preoccupies us. Self-confidence is how I lead; this is why I chose self-confidence. There is a fine line between self-confidence and arrogance, but like anything in life there is always extremes. I make sure that I am a problem solver as a leader, when my followers come to me with problems I have solutions. Being confident in myself allows me to solve their problems and the problems of the leaders above me. Granted my confidence in myself is founded in my knowledge of the business, which I consider to be the second most important trait, but all the knowledge of the business in the world is useless if the leader can't apply it. Do I
I logged out of my Instagram today and plan on limiting my activity on it. Logging out of social media meant me logging out of everyone else’s life. I was starting to compare my life to others and comparing how I look to other women. Social media isn’t the only way that a person can put themselves down, also our own personal obstacles. In between all of this, women become overwhelmed and start to limit themselves. I know I do!
I hold myself to high standards and knowing that I was comparing myself to other people made me feel less beautiful. It made me less confident and it led me down the road of self-destruction. My mind was filled with what I could do and be rather than what I am doing now.
I turned on Beautiful by Christina Aguilera and started singing and dancing and all that I was worried about was gone. My mind became clear.
Nothing in this life will be easy, we will cry, laugh, scream and be silent. What you do to get over that wall is what defines you. There’s more than one way over a wall! Remember that!
We learn after our hard times what it means to love ourselves whole heartedly and how important it is to look in the mirror and say to yourself, “You are beautiful.”
Thinking positive thoughts enhances self-love and confidence. See how I told you that I was comparing myself, those thoughts resulted in me feeling less confident. I put down the phone and did things that made me feel beautiful and competent.
Thinking positive is not easy! With everything we as women go through already, positive thinking takes a lot of discipline. Your body regenerates itself with new cells creating new thinking and new habits.
Practice positive thinking and start doing things that make you feel like you are enough. If you think you can change the world, you probably will be the one to do it. Put your social media to rest and appreciate what’s here, right now, in front of you.
There’s nothing better than maturing and knowing that you are enough. All that you have is what the Creator gave you. Nothing more and nothing less.
You are what the creator made you to be and that’s perfection. You are no mistake and the mistakes that you do make, help you become the person you were meant to become.
Think of this when you’ve hit a wall, I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. That helps me not stress myself with where I am in life. Instead of us encouraging women to be and act what they see on reality shows, we should be encouraging our women to love what they see first. Then love what you do and carry yourself with dignity and know that no one can take that away from you.
Trust yourself and work hard. Life gives no promises; all that the universe recognizes is your energy. You give out good energy, you will be given exactly what you give out.