I’m so often shocked when friends I look up to confess to not feeling confident in their abilities. Sure, I often feel that way, too, but they are so obviously talented.
Even if you’re not confident in your abilities, and that is human nature for most people, you can still be confident as a runner:
- Confident in your training plan
- Confident in your willingness to do the work
- Confident in your coach (if you have one)
- Confident in your runner friends to be there for you
- Confident in your family to support your running
- Confident that the hard work you’ve done will get you through your race
And when you’re not confident, because we all have times of doubt, just fake it til you make it, or as Nike likes to say: just do it! Sometimes pretending to be confident can actually make you confident.
I totally did that with yesterday’s vlog, so far out of my comfort zone — I guess I was good at faking it, because even Mr. Judy, who tells it like it is, said it wasn’t bad (which is praise from him).
Never give up and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.
I’m linking up with Deb’s Wednesday Word — click through and read what others bloggers have to say about heart. It’s always fascinating how everyone has a different take on it!