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Love yourself

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One thing that I struggle with the most is believing in myself. I often end up comparing myself to others a lot. This I feel like affects the way others see me. I am often shy or awkward in public situations. Not to mention, public speaking, to me, is a nightmare. But I have learned to deal with this and start to see that I should believe in myself. One quote that really resonates with me, especially when I am feeling down, is “if you don’t believe in yourself then no one will”. This quote is really blunt I guess but it does remind me to believe in myself. You know what I have come to realize is that believe in yourself is a really important part of being successful. Like the quote says if you don’t present yourself as confident, nobody is going to want to trust you in whatever you are trying to do. For example, you are trying to pitch a business idea but you don’t think yourself as worth or don’t think your pitch is good enough. This will show off in your performance. I this took me quite a while to learn…. Maybe some of you already know this. To be honest, I actually knew that I had to be confident but there is a difference between knowing it in your head versus knowing it in your heart. I have just recently started to actually believe in myself. It is never too late 🙂 Love yourself ❤ I promise you will thank yourself later 🙂
-Pizza

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Bumblebee

Many people may believe that you aren’t good enough… there will be a lot of people in your life who will say that.

But you just have to remember this fact: According to scientists, the bumblebee’s body is too heavy and its wing span too small. Aerodynamically, the bumblebee cannot fly. But the bumblebee doesn’t know that and it keeps flying.

When you don’t know your limitations, you go out and surprise yourself. In hindsight, you wonder if you had any limitations. The only limitations a person has are those that are self-imposed.

Even we are not aware of our capabilities.. We just have to do ourselves a favor of not to start thinking that we can’t do something… You CAN do it!

 

Found on: http://www.thelivingtreasure.com/forum/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1681

The World Will Value You, Only as Much as You Value Yourself.

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There is a kindness in your eyes,

Always hidden by dark lenses.

It blackens your world by only a shade,

But hides the beauty

Waiting inside

A tenderness in the wonder,

Behind those eyes

You have so much to give the world

Yet Held back only by your own worries of self worth

Do not think that you aren’t good enough,

Because acceptance starts with yourself.

The world will value you,

Only as much as you value yourself.

Friendship comes naturally!

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Friendship comes naturally

Today, I would like to share someone else’s story with you, rather than mine. It’s about a girl in my school. I never really knew her well, since she’s a sophomore and I’m a junior. However, when I heard her speech while she was running to be a part of student council, her message really hit home for me.

She talked about the way she was new to this area in middle school, and how it was hard for her to make friends. She used to be so unconfident in herself and her abilities, and she would constantly feel lonely because she was so new and didn’t make any friends right away. However, as time went on she met a few people, and she’s now proud to call them her best friends. Those friends helped her become more involved, and it was because she took the effort to talk to people and get to know them better, that people reciprocated her feelings. These friends gave her courage, the courage to speak out and voice her opinion. They gave her the emotional support that she needed to be able to stand up in front of the whole school that day and run for an officer position, when just a few years ago she used to be shy and reserved. When hearing her speech, I felt like I could connect to her on so many levels, and I’m sure many other people would as well.

If you’re having a hard time making friends, don’t stress over it too much. Real friendships will come naturally. And if you feel like you aren’t close to someone, take the time to talk to them more and get to know them better, because friends can change your life in positive ways you can’t even imagine.

If…

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If – Rudyard Kipling

 

If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too:

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

 

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;

If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same:.

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

 

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings,

And never breathe a word about your loss:

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

 

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much:

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Confidence tips :)

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  1. Relax
    1. If your body is relaxed, so is your mind that that will make it easier for you to say what you want. Breathe and let your words flow.
  2. Speak out clearly and loudly
    1. Project your voice and enunciate. Let your voice be heard!
    2. Talk slowly and in a relaxed manner. Make every word count.
  3. Smile
    1. It adds character to your words and makes your audience more willing to listen to you.


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You are Wonderful in Your Own Way.

Walking down the street, you see all these incredible people with traits you admire. Their confidence, their smile, their clothes, their eyes. And you feel that you are inferior to them.

But you don’t realize how great you are.

You are wonderful in your own way.

Reading Ms. Belinda O’s post, Believe in Me Before I Fade Away helped me realize that we are all incredible, despite our feelings of inferiority. Rock your awesomeness 🙂