The Maturity of Confidence

​Like a baby

Confidence needs nurturing and care to grow.  Confidence is not independent of cultivation and pampering at first.  Think about a baby.  From birth, a baby isn’t left to fend for himself.  He is not viewed as if he knows life and can live it without help.  A baby is carefully taken care of, fed timely, and accurately protected almost 24/7.  As much as the baby needs, he gets.  When he needs, he gets.  The baby is not left or made to wait because so much else is so much more important than he.

The cell

If your confidence was a seed, or better yet a sperm cell, what would it say about you?  Would it say from that beginning stage you have taken care of you so you can take care of him?  Not it, but him.  Him because you need to treat your confidence like a person you are responsible for.  You know responsibility.  You know what it is like to take care of.  Until now you have not seen your confidence in the same.  You thought it was something that would either come when you called it and stay with you.  How untrue of a thought.

Growth spurt

At a certain time in your life, you grew.  Your body transformed in ways you expected and did not expect.  Your thinking transformed in ways you expected and did not expect.  There was also a change in your attitude and preferences.  You changed what you needed to about you to keep up with the transforming.  And guess what?  Your confidence is no different.  Just as life challenged you to grow and expand, you must do no different with your confidence.  You have to position him to be more than the baby, toddler, teenager, and then the young adult he was.  After you have helped him to grow, he will help you to sustain.



– The Life Teacher, Author and Mental Fitness Coach, Mr. Watkins 3.0 the Global One

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