~ Marcus Garvey
Standing for what you believe in, regardless of the odds against you, and the pressure that tears at your resistance … means courage.
Keeping a smile on your face, When inside you feel like dying, for the sake of supporting others … means strength.
Stopping at nothing, and doing what’s in your heart, you know is right … means determination.
Doing more than is expected, to make another’s life a little more bearable, without uttering a single complaint … means compassion.
Helping a friend in need, no matter the time or effort, to the best of your ability … means loyalty.
Giving more than you have, and expecting nothing but nothing in return … means selflessness.
Holding your head high, and being the best you know you can be when life seems to fall apart at your feet, facing each difficulty with the confidence that time will bring you better tomorrows, and never giving up … means confidence.
~ Jennifer G. Halden
To me, confidence means being true to one’s self, acknowledging one’s abilities and limitations, and doing your best with the knowledge of these things. It is not arrogance, but humility…a honest acceptance of what we can and cannot do. It is also acknowledging that everyday is a learning experience, and that learning will never cease. Confidence means moving forward despite obstacles…maybe sometimes going through them, or around them, or above them.