Ask Jules: Confidence 101
There’s a well-known saying that goes, “Great athletes aren’t born, they are made.” Well, I believe the same applies to confidence. Confident people aren’t born that way, it’s something they’ve grown to believe.
I would consider myself a confident person, but in all honesty, it takes practice. We all have moments of self doubt and uncertainty depending on what’s happening in our lives and how we’re feeling at the time.
I would like to just take this moment, to say thank you. Thank you for your support, your generosity, your love and passion to help those and help others.
When I watch Safe Haven (which is my favourite!) I can’t help but understand and empathise with the character Katie. You play her with so much confidence. You took the role and made her come to life, providing me with the feeling that someone else understands.
I’ve had my fair share of problems, and I’m still dealing with them now; but I use the character of Katie as a role model. She found happiness and self confidence in her darkest times, so will I find mine?
My question is: how did you get so confident? Were you born confident? Do you have any tips for growing confidence?
I am almost in my final year of teacher training, and confidence when I’m not in the classroom is a downfall of mine. I want to be the best teacher I can possibly be, so any tips or advice on self-growth would be fantastic. Thank you!
Thank you for your kind words! I’m so happy to hear you connected with Safe Haven and my character, Katie. You’re absolutely right, Katie’s journey with her confidence is just that: a journey. Although she was lost, and as you say, “in her darkest times,” Katie was able to find and believe in herself.
Believing that you are a good, strong, deserving person is a huge part of finding confidence. Equally as important, at the end of the day you have to be your biggest supporter. Rather than saying, “I want to be the best teacher,” try saying, “I am the best teacher.”
Take those words and act on them by being the best teacher you can be. When you know you’re doing your absolute best you will find even more confidence. When you think about it, confidence is basically pride. When you’re proud of yourself and what you’re doing — you have confidence!
I can tell from your email that you are passionate, kind and motivated. I am confident in your confidence!