Good Morning: Approach Everything with Confidence

“Life is not easy for any of us.  But what of that?  We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.  We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing…must be attained.”

~Marie Curie
 
What a wonderful quote Karen found in her Franklin Planner by Curie. So often we become sidetracked by looking at what is unfair or not “just” in our lives. We can count our bruises and wonder “why isn’t this easier?” But this quote holds the
realization that “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that?”
 
It is important to accept that fact and quit looking for the “easy way” — because there isn’t one. Instead, we need to develop the traits that Curie suggests —  perseverance, confidence and our special gifts.” Life itself will never be easy, but we can develop the strengths and skills to make our life easier.
 
When we approach life with a centered and confident purpose, obstacles become stepping stones and fears become smaller. Life itself hasn’t changed, but we have. We have learned to look past our immediate ego to the bigger purpose of contributing and living fully.
 
Your Turn:
On a scale of 1 to 10, how well do you know your purpose? Likewise, on a scale of 1 to 10, how strong is your confidence? What is one step you can take today to build in either of these areas?
 
Your affirmation:
I approach life from a centered and confident self.
 
 
 
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And as always, don’t forget to start your day with a heartfelt: “Something great is going to happen today… I can’t wait to see what it is!”

And when ending your day ask yourself: “What is one more thing I can do to make today matter?”


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Good Morning: Approach Everything with Confidence — 2 Comments

  1. this quote came at a good time. Our less than civil boss has posted our review times for the last day of work before the holidays. At first I cringed. my last one was dismal at best and I felt sooo bad. But, by realizing that a review from the boss is going to be rough and I will have to muster up the courage to get my ideas and answers across sounds like a great plan. I will start putting together my defense plan and believe I can do better. What’s the worst that can happen. unemployment! even that doesn’t scare me anymore… hopefully I can keep the courage going.. thanks for the great quote.

  2. Hi LouAnn –

    Thank you for taking the time to post! I understand your trepidation with the process. Always be confident in your abilities and who you are. I’ve seen so many people lose their identity in their careers and hang on every word from their manager as if she was omniscient. Make sure you prepare for the review, reflect on the one from last year and what accomplishments you have made this year – before the meeting. Then, go in with your head high and make sure that you are able to share some highlights of this past year.

    Having a tough work environment does take its tole as it is a big part of our lives. However, it is still just a part and the boss is just another human being with all the strengths and weaknesses that go along with that condition!

    Good luck and try not to dwell on what might happen but, rather, how you’d like to see it go.

    All the best

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