I drive around in a car with a license plate that says “be you” en français, and yet I still forget to be me sometimes. Being yourself takes confidence. It takes knowing yourself, and knowing yourself well enough that you don’t care what others think of you when you are being true to you.
At last night’s Tampa Bay Bucks versus Washington Redskins game, my friend Lore, who was dressed fully decked out in a Pocahontas costume, reminded me of the power of confidence. To say that her outfit was attention grabbing is an understatement, but what really made Lore stand out was the body confidence and self confidence with which she masterfully carried herself.
Confidence always opens doors, and it did for us last night. Thanks to Lore and some big smiles, we ended up one row from the field, on the jumbo-tron multiple times, and in a five minute photo shoot with the famous Redskin Hogettes.
We could all take a lesson from Lore: the world will open its doors to us when we walk with confidence. Confidence is a choice, and it is when we feel most unconfident that we must choose our attitude well. The body and heart listen to the thoughts that the mind thinks, so think yourself strong, sexy, happy, carefree, and confident.