“Be your own best friend and don’t forget to wink at yourself now and then.”
Diane von Furstenburg
Confidence can be a tricky thing, too little of it can leave you doubting yourself, too much and you can be labelled as arrogant. Can confidence be listed as a virtue? If you look at the definition of virtue it states, “A virtue is a trait or quality subjectively deemed to be morally excellent and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting individual and collective well-being. The opposite of virtue is vice.” Which seems to mean with the right balance of confidence in ourselves and others it is a deemed virtue.
As children, the mentors in our lives promote confidence and through the trials and tribulations as we age that confidence can be whittled away. I’m on the side of the fence that confidence if not a virtue is a definite asset in giving strength to realize dreams and giving courage to people to pursue their goals. If you always doubt yourself, it becomes much harder to get off the couch and chase your interests that lie outside of your comfort zone.
As always I’m happy that King George School has changed their monthly sign that poises the question and gets my grey matter working. My challenge , try one new thing this month you have always wanted to do-even if you think you wouldn’t be that great at it (you might just be surprised!).
Happy Hump Day!