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26 December 2016

Faith.



I will have faith in myself.

"Belief in God opened the doors, belief in myself got me through them."

Though many of us believe in a higher power, a guiding force that gives our lives peace and direction, having faith in ourselves is extremely important! If we don't believe in ourselves, why should anyone else? 
Over the past few years I have met so many people , brilliant people, with talents, skills and ideas that could be manifested into great things! They all have a desire to do something and yet most of the time when I ask why they aren't pursuing their dreams the answer is usually an indication that they don't believe in themselves enough. 
"I don't think I can." 
"I've never done that before."
"It's not realistic...!"
I'm no exception! There are many things I'd like to do, visions I'd love to see come to life that I haven't pursued mainly because I'm scared, and also because I don't 100% believe that I can, or that I'll be successful. Hell even sharing these scares the life out of me but to not try at all scares me even more. After all, we miss 100% of the shots we don't take right? But if we manage to score, even just once, well it could change everything!

Confidence. Given to few, craved by many! It is one of the traits that I admire most because it gives us the ability to show the world who we are, what we can do, thus encouraging others to follow suit. 23 years and still it is something I continue to strive to have; it doesn't always come naturally to us but I hoping that perhaps with these words and those that have come before a little spark will have been lit. Confidence is not to be confused with arrogance and the line between them is easily blurred. It's not a matter of puffing out your chest or holding your head up so high you look down on other people. To me it simply means knowing and being able to rely on yourself. It's quiet but evident, subtle but present creating a bubble of positivity that gives ys the ability to say, "No matter what goes wrong, I'll be okay." 

Now is the time for us to get to know ourselves and get to know ourselves well. We need to learn and acknowledge the great things about us and not shy away from them. At the same time we need to address our insecurities and work on our shortcomings, though our pictures will never be perfect we can continue to add and erase small strokes at a time to reveal the true masterpiece that each of us is. 
With the end of year coming up, I urge and encourage each of you to take a little step in the direction of self-belief. Do you have a passion or idea that you continue to put on the back burner? Is there some part of you that you're hiding away because you're not sure that the world will respond in the way you'd like? Do it anyway, try it anyway - take a small jump and soon you'll be taking leaps of faith. 

Hope you all had a great Christmas. 
Stay Blessed,
Selorm xo.

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