The Story Of The Wildflower
Two seeds were lying side by side on the ground.
The first seed said: "I want to grow up. I want to put down roots deep into the ground and sprout from the ground. I dream of blossoming in delicate buds and proclaiming the coming of spring. I want to feel the warm rays of the sun and the cool dew drops on my petals!"
This seed grew up and became a beautiful wildflower.
The second seed, on the other hand, reflected, "I'm afraid. If I put down my roots into the ground, I don't know what they will face there. If I grow tender stems, they may be damaged by the wind. If I grow flowers, they may be plucked. So I'd rather wait for a safer time."
Thus the second seed was waiting, until the chicken that passed by pecked it!
The first seed was sure of itself, was full of hope, and was self-confident while the second was just the opposite.
Are you self-confident like the wildflower or do you let fear overpower you?
Self-confidence is the self-awareness of one's abilities, self-assurance, determination and hope to achieve what one wants in life.
One of the things that hold us back from pursuing our dreams is the fear of failure and the lack of self-confidence to overcome fear.
Here are some tips which can help you build your self-confidence:
♦ Have the courage to do what you believe to be right, even if others mock you or criticize you for it
♦ Be willing to take risks and go the extra mile to achieve the goals you have set
♦ To be realistic, make a list of your goals and prioritize them
♦ Admit your mistakes and learn from them
"Like the wildflower; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would."
Excerpts from The Teenager Today – Article by Rev. Fr. John Gilbert
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