Everyday NhanSense – Day 68

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Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 68’s Topic: Finding confidence.
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Confidence.

It has always been something I have always found difficult to muster when I need it most.

What is confidence, in all honesty?

In a particular context, I think of confidence as being able to present yourself without hesitation. If you can just walk up to someone and sell yourself in a big way.

No fear.

No reluctance.

No need to put up a facade.

No smoke or mirrors.

You just go up and be you, the one and only, and act like you are special. Because deep down, you know darn well you’re special in your own respective ways.

This, to me, is confidence and then some.

And of course, having confidence means you are not afraid of what others will think of you. Your reputation precedes you. Or wait … Maybe, just maybe, you just give a great impression regardless!

I have learned over the years to stop being afraid of who I am.

I am a geek. I am a nerd. I am not like others.

I used to be so darn apprehensive and fidgety about being who I am. But in time, I learned how to be confident with just being me. I am who I am for whatever reason. I don’t like every aspect about my personality, but I will always attempt to fix the “flaws” I think need fixing.

But for everything else, either people learn to accept me or I just continue being who I am.

Me.

That’s all I can really be, right?

I have enough confidence to admit this, after all.

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction

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One thought on “Everyday NhanSense – Day 68

  1. pyrusic February 19, 2015 / 3:38 am

    I don’t know if believing that I’m special makes me feel more confident. If anything, I just get really nervous and worried, asking questions like “What if I mess up?” which of course just makes it more likely that I’ll make a mistake.

    I don’t mean to say I disagree with you, though. I think confidence is being comfortable in your own skin. The truth you needed to learn to get the whole picture is that you’re a wonderful, unique human being who is infinitely and inherently valuable.

    The truth that I needed to learn is that, yes, I’m also a wonderful, unique human being… But I’m no better than anyone out there. I’m special too but not better, so it’s alright if I make mistakes. I can relax and let life fall into place because I’m not the messiah come to save humanity.

    That may have been the most narcissistic thing you’ve ever heard of but hey, I think I’m making good progress. And there’s no point in chastising a narcissistic guy, haha. He’s already hurting himself.

    Well, that took a turn for the depressing. Keep up the good work, friend.

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