Confidence has been the topic of conversation a lot lately, both at home and at the hospital. It has also been addressed in my executive coaching sessions and in daily devotionals our family reads.
Every person has an image of himself or herself. Psychologists have proven that you will most consistently perform in a manner that is in harmony with the image you have of yourself. If you see yourself as unqualified, unattractive, inferior or inadequate, you will probably act in accordance with your thoughts. Individuals who view themselves as God sees them are usually happy about who they are. They can honestly say, "Thank you for creating me the way you did. I'd rather be me than any other person on earth. I know that you have a purpose and a plan for me, and I can't wait to discover it!"
True self-esteem can be based only on what God says about you—not on what you think or feel about yourself. So stay positive and be thankful each day. You can and should live with confidence.
An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you. ~ Goi Nasu
Dr. Michael Hurt, CMO