9.02.2007

Self-Confidence...an inventory and overhaul

Perhaps some of you have heard of New Zealand's 4th most popular folk parody duo, The Flight of the Conchords. If you haven't, no worries - they are not terribly relevant in this upcoming post, but beware, you are missing out.

In one of their numbers entitled, "The Hiphopopotamus vs. The Rhymenoceros," the two musicians play off one another in a well orchestrated and hilarious gangster rap battle. A line from this memorable musical snack is , "Sometimes when I freestyle, I lose confidence." This too true observation of human behavior made me think.

My life is pretty much me - freestyling. Seriously, I know of no real plan. I have goals, beliefs, and ideas of what I think my life should look like - but I'm really just doing and saying whatever comes into my head...and hoping that I am somehow getting it right.

I must confess, that sometimes when I freestyle - I lose confidence.

Many of you have read another blog authored by myself - Everyday Eating Disorder. It chronicles my journey as I confront my inner struggles with health, food, and destructive mindsets. Well, recent happenings have begun to make me question how confident and self-assured I really am. I think to a lot of people I might appear "confident" or "self-assured" or even "comfortable." At times, I totally am - at other times - it's a war that rages within my mind - and too many times I have lost.

I want to improve my self-confidence. But, how does one really go about doing this? Well, I googled it. Yep. I know. But, hey, I needed practical steps. One of the steps suggested was to have friends and family, etc. write lists of things they loved about you - or things they thought you did well.

So, here's your challenge.

I humbly ask you to leave a comment if you are reading this. Tell me 1 thing or 10 things or however many things you think I do well.

I'll try to keep you all posted as I prayerfully enter into this journey. It's definitely one that is humbling and long over due.

Thank you for reading.

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:16 AM

    1.You have been ready to live life since you came out of the womb (early)!
    2. You are organized and don't procrastinate. You take charge of situations and do whatever you need to do to make your dreams come true. You are determined!
    3. You taught yourself to play the guitar
    4.You are creative,and individualist, and funny - very funny!!!!!
    5. You are an encouraging, loving sister and daughter (my friend)
    6. You are passionate and give 100% to whatever you are doing.
    7. You are kind!
    8. You are adventurous and a risk taker.
    9. You are a woman of God and love Him. You want to please and serve HIm.
    10. You are not perfect!! and when you make mistakes, you apologize and repent and go on.
    WE love you and we can keep adding to this list. M&D

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  2. Anonymous9:20 AM

    Lyd,

    You are optimistically adventurous, unafraid to try new, far out things even if others think them impossible.

    You are creative, seeing beauty and function in the mundane.

    You are determined, doing anything you put your mind to well.

    You are sharp, quickly grasping things complex and esoteric.

    You are passionate, attacking life with unbounded enthusiasm.

    You are a gift to the world.

    You are loved.

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  3. You are a wonderful writer who is so open to sharing. I've enjoyed getting into the mind of Lydia through your bloggin' :)

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  4. -you have awesome and quirky fashion sense

    -you are diligent and hard working

    -you are artistic, creative, colorful

    -you are not afraid to try new things, even if you fail

    -your play a mean...um...dadgum, what is that song that you used to play? I think it had "Georgia" in the title. Maybe if you played it again, I would be able to remember... :)

    -you also paint a mean picture of a little naked girl thinking...or what was she doing?

    -okay, seriously. Lyd you are so talented. I'm amazed whenever we're together, and I often get jealous of all that you are capable of.

    Love ya! -big sis

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  5. Nimsey11:50 PM

    You are caring and encouraging, loyal and daring (not meaning to rhyme...).

    You are a great writer, artist, and musician.

    You are witty, fun to hang out with, fun to laugh with....

    You love the Lord and long to please Him....

    The list could go on, but that's a good start ;)

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