I Have Confidence!
Do you remember the song from The Sound of Music—I Have Confidence? In the movie Julie Andrews portrays Maria who sings of her growing confidence in herself as she ventures off to be a governess to the von Trapp children. I’ve often sung this to myself (yes, I LOVE musicals—especially Rogers and Hammerstein ones.) And the lyrics from it are a perfect self-talk for anyone seeking a boost.
…What will this day be like?
What will my future be?
It could be so exciting,
To be out in the world,
To be free!
My heart should be wildly rejoicing.
Oh, what’s the matter with me?
I’ve always longed for adventure,
To do the things I’ve never dared.
Now here I’m facing adventure
Then why am I so scared?…
With each step I am more certain,
Everything will turn out fine.
I have confidence,
The world can all be mine!
They’ll have to agree
I have confidence in me…
Uncertainty is always present, and recognizing this truth goes a long way to accepting a bit of stage fright or hesitancy—join it with the awareness that you get nothing if you risk nothing –and you have the source of self-encouragement.
All this is to say that many women lack confidence in themselves, their abilities and power. Confidence will be the topic of an upcoming panel discussion presented by Charleston’s Center for Women in July.
I’ve been invited to be a panelist and look forward to sharing and participating on the panel with amazing women. Won’t you join us and learn together?
Register now and get your tickets.