Confidence vs. Courage
FYI, anything I express on the blog is simply my opinion, understanding and perspective on the topic or issue. I will never claim to have all the answers. All I can do is share my truth and hope it will be of service to someone, somewhere.
That said, I wanted to talk about my view of confidence vs. courage/bravery.
I see confidence as self-assurance. It’s the person who goes into any given situation feeling 90% sure that things will go their way. If the 10% chance of ‘not so great’ happens, they shrug it off and tell themselves they’ll bag it next time.
To me, courage is feeling the fear and doing it anyway. It’s never easy. There’s always nerves but you do it anyways because the possible rewards outweigh the risks or your heart just won’t let you not.
I’ve got the courage and bravery thing down pretty good but I lack the confidence. It’s something I’ve tried to change and put a lot of work into changing but I’m now convinced, you’re either born with it or you’re not. So I’ve come to accept it, even welcome it. Courage is hard but it’s so much more exciting. 😉
Being brave and sensitive can be tricky. When things don’t work out so well, it can be a big hurdle to get past. Feeling rejected or embarrassed can, at it’s best, take a couple days of conscious healing work and ego-soothing or, at it’s worst, be a devastation that has to be closely monitored so as not to turn into a pit of depression.
But when things work out, maaaan, there’s just nothing like it! I prefer taking the risks in life. It makes for richer experiences. No regrets, nothing left undone.
I always know that, though it may take time, I’ll be back on my feet after a fall. But to never try? I couldn’t live with it. Not if it’s important to me.
If you struggle with bravery, Brene Brown is the woman to check out. 🙂
So what has all of this got to do with ‘Wild Child’?
Well, now that I’ve registered for B-School, I feel like I have to kick things up a notch. You see, it’s easy for me to sit behind my computer screen writing blog posts and creating social media shares. Where the fear resides is in putting myself out there and making things happen. It’s time for me to start creating curriculums and setting dates for workshops.
This is the part that terrifies me! Will anyone sign up? If I actually get a full class, will my nerves get the best of me? I know my content and what I have to share has value but will I be able to deliver my information in a way that’s easy for my participants to digest while still being fun? Will I be able to create an atmosphere that’s relaxing and exciting at the same time? I know the reality is, I’ll get better with experience but will anyone give me another chance if my first workshop is a drag?
LOL Yes, this is the mind of Diana. I’m sure many can relate. 😉 So will I let all this self-doubt and fear keep me from making my business a success? Heck, no!!! I’m jumping in with open heart and squealing all the way!
Keep your eyes and ears peeled for up and coming dates for a ‘Springtime Wild Child Foraging’ class. If you’re sure you want to be a part of it, just drop me an email and I’ll make sure to send you an invite directly. 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Brave Love,