Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

"You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you
never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what
you can do except the limitations of your own mind."
-- Darwin P. Kingsley

For the past couple of weeks I've been coming across quotes and articles about self confidence.  I think everyone struggles with this at some point.  We might feel confident in some areas and not so much in others. 

Until recently, I believed I couldn't create something without a pattern.  The reason I didn't believe it was because I tried many times and failed.  Usually I measured wrong or I just didn't know what all the steps were.  However, if I had a pattern and instructions, I had the confidence to make the item.  Since opening my Etsy shop, I've created sachets, placemats, bibs, burp cloths and an apron without a pattern.  My confidence is growing!

I've always admired my daughter, Erin, for her confidence in herself when it comes to creating.  Ever since she was a little girl, not knowing how to do something never stopped her from doing it!  Time and time again I watched her start with an idea and end with an object she was proud of.  I want to be like that!

How is your self confidence level these days?


  1. My self-confidence is MUCH higher once I found my blogging friends. When I get down, you guys seem to bring me back up. Thank you.

    Isn't it interesting how we learn from our children?

    Hugs - Marie

  2. You are right we are super confident in areas we feel comfortable in and then not so much in the ones we don't.

    It would be boring to be good at everything, wouldn't it (JK) I wish!

    I love that you are putting yourself out there and excited by what you achieve. I love your work :) T.

  3. My confidence level waxes and wanes on a daily basis. When my blog stats are up, I feel confident; when they're down, I'm down. When an agent first agreed to represent me and my picture book, my confidence level soared. Two months and several rejections from editors later, my confidence level is pretty darn close to code blue (despite my agent still believing in me). Who knows what tomorrow will bring ... whatever it is, I'm hoping it'll provide an UPSWING in my confidence level and keeps it at that level.

  4. My confidence level changes with my hormones :) Can't wait for all that to end!
    That is a beautiful saying - will post it on my fridge.


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