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My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

“When you have confidence, you can do anything.” – Sloane Stephens

… but what is this super magical thing everybody is talking about. They make it seem like the all-time wonder-weapon against everything, so it must be really good to have. That is one the reasons why I am searching for it.

I bet I am not the only one wondering about what self-confidence actually is. In order to become confident, we have to know what we are dealing with right here. So let’s find out what we already know before I start researching and bringing out the facts.

The best way to find out what we already know about this important topic is making a mind map. I know this sounds a lot like these boring school projects but let’s give it a try.

How to create a mind map.

  1. Write „self-confidence“ in the centre of a piece of paper.
  2. Add everything that comes to your mind, you can visualize certain words, make colour schemes or whatever helps you organizing your thoughts (e.g. on ways how to build confidence, pros and cons, characteristics of confident people).
  3. Find headings or captions for different groups of thoughts
  4. Take 15 – 25 minutes for this.
  5. Keep this mind map at a safe place, we will work with it again.

When we got this done we have a picture of our current knowledge about confidence. To work on ourselves and improve our self-confidence we have to be aware of our starting point. Let’s take a moment and figure out how confident we are at this exact point of our lifes. We do not 100 % know already what confidence is, as I said before, but we just take our picture/ definition of confidence for our first rating.

Please rate how confident you feel in the following parts of your life. The scale is from zero to ten where zero means not confident at all and ten means absolutely confident (without any doubt). Do not think to much about your answer, just write the number which first comes to your mind.

  1. work, college, school
  2. (social) interactions with strangers
  3. your appearance
  4. relationships with friends/ family
  5. everyday life decisions
  6. feel free to add parts that seem important to you

This exercise will also be part of our future work. We will stay open to change it if necessary but also use it as a way to measure our progress.

I will not share my mind map or scale at this point of the blog but I will use it in the further work on here, just wait ;).

I will post every sunday from now on to be able to make every post as informative as possible.

Lots of love,

Sarah

About me

First of all, I want to welcome you in my little place for finding my true self. I am Sarah, twenty-one years old and just finished university. I want to find confidence, self love, my own values and give myself a chance to establish certain goals. I do have some of the above-named things but I do not have them straight. Maybe you know this state of mind. Nothing is really off but you have this feeling inside of yourself that you are not the best version of yourself.

What I hope to get from this blog?

Clarity, confidence, commitment.

If you also feel off the track at this part of your life, feel free to join this journey with me. I am willing to first find out what confidence is, what identity is and how it is formed and then later get to the point of how we all can be the best version of ourselves.

We all can be what we want to be at any part of our lifes.

Lots of love,

Sarah

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