Rather than a resolution, I prefer to set a new intention every year. Last year my intention was to stop comparing myself to others, and by extension, stop caring so much what other people think about me. If you followed my story at all then you know I was pretty challenged by this intention. Be careful what you put out to the Universe!
When I took a moment to reflect on 2014, I came to see that the root of many of these issues was a lack of confidence on my part. That is why I plan to make this year the year of confidence. Besides, I’ll need all the confidence I can scrounge up since I’ve got Big Visions for 2015.
I am confident.
Some people are born confident. A people-pleaser to the bone, I really have to work on it. Too many times I’ve shied away from stepping out of my comfort zone or standing up for myself when the stakes were high all because I lacked the confidence to do so. I’ve allowed people to take advantage of me and by extension been hurt by more than a few people. The times when have found the confidence to do what I thought was right always come with some stress and discomfort. I created unhealthy coping mechanisms and allowed myself to play small when really I want to play big. Now I’m taking a stand and saying it’s time to confidently breathe ME again.
It sounds like an oxymoron right? Here I am blathering to the interwebs about my personal life in no-holds barred way and I’m telling you I have confidence issues? I am perfectly comfortable talking in front of large groups of people and I’m the one that needs a confidence boost? Yes, it’s true. While I’m confident enough in some areas of my life, there are many others that need a little pick me up. Now is the time.
“Moving forward does not necessarily require you to have confidence in yourself. Confidence in God is enough, along with knowing that God works through you and with you in all ways. Lean upon us if your confidence wavers, and we will buoy your courage and faith.”
Universe…it’s a deal.
What are your intentions for the New Year? Please share in the comments below and let’s support each other for a happy 2015!