This year has been a solidification of a journey that I have been on since I was a young child; improving my self confidence. This personal struggle has been one that I would like to use not only to help myself but others as well. I have been tussling with my self confidence for a very long time and I know that others have as well. To begin, I realize that I have some issues with my self confidence due to my height. The first step to improving my self confidence to realize that my height does not determine who I am; it is just a physical factor.
I must not lack confidence because I am short. I have to accept the fact that I am physically short and that I was made this way. Being short in height does not make me less of a person at all. I must always keep that in mind. A exercise that I will start to do and that I encourage all men and women; is to stand in the mirror everyday and look at yourself and say I am and your name “I am special, I am worthy and I am confident” and then look at yourself in the mirror again smile; and be happy with your reflection and what you see. I encourage everyone who struggles with this to know that no matter how you look or what your size is; to still be confident and be the best person you can be.
This has affected different aspects of my life from my professional to personal. I am at a point now in my life where I am ready to stop letting my lack of self-confidence affect my life but build it up so much; to the point where I can live a full life. Being short is not a bad thing and I have to realize this, and any else who is short and may feel inadequate or lack self confidence. Also, if you are tall, that is not a bad thing either, and no matter what your height is, you must be comfortable with your size and confident. Self confidence is not something that can be gained over night and it takes time build and achieve; but I encourage everyone to stay patient through the process; this includes me.
I am on a journey to be self confident and live the best life that I can. I will be working on it daily and I know that I will get to the place where I can say with affirmation “I am Shakara, I am worthy and I am confident.”
Author: Shakara Jenkins
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL