I’ve always thought to myself that the people who go further in life are the ones that are confident. They’re always the ones who ask the ‘stupid’ questions which everyone else is too afraid to do or who will try something for the first time, even if there’s a risk of failure. I’ve never branded myself as ‘confident’ yet I always aspire to be so. I believe confidence and fashion go hand in hand – the best dressed are often those who just step outside the box and wear something everyone else is too afraid to wear.
I’ve heard a few people say what I’ve done in the past was ‘confident’ – setting up a blog and then a youtube channel is outside a lot of peoples comfort zone; it’s also out of mine. As I’ve spent this week looking back at my blog I’ve realised (more than I even did at the time) how much confidence I had to just start up a blog. I think it helped that I didn’t believe anyone would see or read it anyways – what harm could it do if no one saw it? I thought. However setting up my youtube channel was on a whole different level to my blog. As people knew about my youtube channel being set-up and I already had an audience on my blog, I felt the pressure was really on. I’ll let you into a little secret – every single time I upload a video I’m scared to death. And if I’m honest I don’t think that feeling is going to go away anytime soon. Writing is something I’m used to and something I have been doing for a long time. I see it almost like a ‘temporary barrier’ – I choose what I show to the World and the way in which I portray myself to you. However with youtube you can’t do any of that. Youtube exposes people to the maximum – people can see you for you and then judge you for themselves; one slip up and you’re grilled.
That’s why I’ve decided to write this post. Everyone should go after what they want. It could be a new job, a career or just having that courage to speak in front of a group of people. Whether you find the confidence from somewhere deep in your gut or have that ‘spur of the moment’ confidence, all you need is a bit of it to get the process rolling.
Without the ‘spur of the moment/ what the hell am I thinking’ confidence I had this time last year, I wouldn’t be where I am today – with a blog, a youtube channel and over 7,000 blog views under my belt. The step I took has given me so many opportunities for the future and I certainly feel like I’m a little baby step closer to my ideal career. The point is, YOU can take a leap of faith too. Those little decisions you make on an everyday basis really can form and change things for the better. There’s no point waiting for ‘next time’ – go out and grab those opportunities RIGHT NOW.
Believe in yourself.