Confidence- Why Is This So Important?

What is it? 
Confidence is being sure of oneself; having no uncertainty. Confidence is when you believe in yourself and you aren’t afraid of what might happen. A confident individual knows that they have the power to accomplish anything.

Why is it important?  
Confidence is crucial to achieve success. People like being around others who are confident.  People respect others who are confident.  People feel confident around others who are confident and feel they can trust the confident person.  People want to do business with others who are confident. Image a hairstylist for example who wasn’t confident.  Would you pay them to sit in their chair and cut your hair if they can’t even handle the scissors properly?

How do you achieve confidence?
It’s all about putting yourself in the proper mindset. Keep telling yourself, that you will do well at anything you set your mind to. And keep practicing things that you may be afraid of.  As you continue to get better through repetition, this will boost your confidence and will help you overcome the fears that hold you back.

And remember, if you want respect (and who doesn’t) be confident and be nice.  That’s a winning combination!

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Why Do Community Service?

First off, what is community service? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like: it’s any form of non-profit help or assistance you give to the community. This could be like cleaning up a park in town, staying after school to tutor other students, or helping your community food bank. This is an obligation that usually goes hand-in-hand with high school. In my school, if you don’t fulfill all your hours of community service, then you aren’t aloud to graduate. Needless to say, this is a pretty big deal for some people.

But why is it that some just don’t want to do it?  Do you realize that the benefits, not only to others, but to you – outweigh your “sacrifice”?   When you offer your assistance to the community, you are most likely helping a lot more people than you would imagine. A simple park clean-up helps everyone who uses the park—the workers and the clientele.  When the park is clean, it’s safer so people can avoid certain injuries.   Not to mention, all the garbage in a park will draw people away from that public area. And, pay attention to this . . . when you provide assistance, you will be drawing more positive things into your own life. So, not only is it important to many others whom you’re helping, but it’s important to you, for your own benefit, to give to the world and offer a helping-hand.

Not sure how to help?  Look around and discover ways.  You can ask your school principal, public administrators, local charities, and even local churches.  Point is, there’s always someone who could use your help.  When you help out, you assist others & make others happy & you will be assisting yourself and will feel great about what you did!

Work Now, Play Later

This is a principle you should live by your life long.  Kids should do this as well as adults.  It’s something you ought to be doing every day.  It’s also important to have balance in your day, so here’s the best way to do that:

Know what you have to do every day.  Making a list is helpful.  Do the important things first.  Some things on your list might be homework, study for a test, write a report, and chores.  Once you get the “work” done, then is the time to do the things you like.  At that point, go out, play, & have fun!

Starting on this path while you’re young, will help you tremendously as an adult.  That’s important because when you’re an adult, that’s when you can really create the lifestyle you want if you have good habits and good work ethics in place.  So start now and practice this every day!

Let’s keep this simple . . .

Texting Do’s & Don’ts

Do:
      –  Text when you have a clear & concise message to pass on to someone and can’t speak to them directly.

      –   Text when you don’t want to be heard by others around you but have something important   to communicate to someone else & they have to get it right away.

 

 

Don’t

      –   Don’t text if you have something lengthy to say.

      –    Don’t text if it takes your attention off something else you’re doing that’s important which could cause harm to yourself or others if you lose your focus.

      –    Don’t text if you’re with someone else.  This makes the other person you’re with feel unimportant.

      –    Don’t text if you’re at a party with a bunch of friends, even when others are texting at the party.  You’re supposed to be socializing face to face with your friends – that’s why you’re there.  Just get back to your texting buddies some other time.

      –    Don’t text your friends when they’re sitting right next to you!  Just have a conversation with them!

      –    Don’t text if you don’t have to.  Have a phone conversation instead.

Have fun and get ahead by having real live conversations with people!