Temper your confidence with compassion and nurturing of others. Don’t stick your nose in the air and act as if you’re better than anyone else. Others have gone through what you have, and they too have made it through with grace and dignity. Hold onto your strength and ability to survive. But remember, you still have healing to do within, and issues to face. A little humility goes a long way when you share your knowledge and what you’ve done to succeed.
Being confident in your abilities to face adversity and overcome what the world throws at you is important. But allowing that confidence to turn into over indulgence, or arrogance does a disservice to you and the work you have done to survive.
Remember others have gone through things that are much worse than you have and they too have survived. Instead of looking down on others who are still struggling, your humility will be better served by helping them get through their trials with encouragement, support and sharing what you have done to innovate, adapt and overcome. Be an inspiration to others and help them see what they can become in their own right.
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