Toot your own horn with confidence. Don’t let the nay-sayer’s get you down and disrupt the good feelings. You know who you are when you look in the mirror. You know how far you’ve come. Be cautious of boasting, of too much ego; but allow yourself to be different and proud of yourself.
There’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance. What someone else sees will depend on what glasses they wear. If they don’t have pride in themselves, they’ll see you as arrogant. If they hold confidence within their own being, they’ll see you as confident.
It’s ok to celebrate your successes and stand with pride over your accomplishments! But how you show the world your excitement and self-confidence will make a difference as well. Be careful not to boast to loudly. It’s ok to say I’m happy I was able to do this or that. But it’s also important to remember that others helped you get there.
Being different isn’t a bad thing. You may approach things from a different angle than others, but it’s that alternative perspective that can help you succeed where others fail. So celebrate your uniqueness with humble gratitude and appreciation. But with pride in your accomplishment and in yourself. You deserve it.
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