Guess what. Today I am having a day where I am proud of the person I’m becoming. I feel like I am always changing and trying to become a better version of me. Don’t take that the wrong way, I realize I’m far from perfect, but I’m having little moments of, “Hmmmm…the younger Kendra wouldn’t have had the courage to say/do that.” And I like it!
I started to notice this more assertive side of me come out when I became a mom 8 years ago (EEEEKKK!). And I think that happens with a lot of moms. They are willing to do anything to defend their children. And that is awesome. And often necessary.
But slowly, over time, this assertiveness has spread to other areas of my life and I’m not only sticking up for my two wonderful children, but I’m sticking up for myself! Suddenly, (but not really suddenly since it’s taken 8 years!) I feel like I can hold my ground and not back down on things that are important to me. This is true with situations at work, with friends, and with family.
So, where did this assertiveness come from? I think it’s been growing in me steadily with each new challenge I tackle. Every time I set a new goal for myself, and then I reach that goal, I am filled with a little more confidence. Through hard work in all areas of my life, I have taught myself that I CAN do the things I want to do.
Today I challenge you to start being a more confident version of yourself. Set goals for yourself, and then prove that you can reach those goals. Your confidence will grow with each challenge you tackle.
Continue to grow into the person you want to be.