Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her. – Lao Tzu
Think of a tiny seed that pushes itself gently through the earth until one day it shoots through, opening to the sunlight. It knows its mission and moves steadily ahead, without doubt or self-consciousness. When the right moment arrives, it blooms fantastically, willing to be seen in all its glory
Confidence doesn’t have to be bold, brash, or belligerent. It can be quiet, gentle, and steady, like the seed that grows day-by-day into its fullness, when fed with the proper nutrients and the right environmental conditions.