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Believe In Yourself

By Ettie Rutherford
Contributing Writer

Ettie Rutherford 1“Society has an epidemic of insecure people in it,” says Joyce Meyer in her book, “The Confident Woman: Start Today Living Boldly and Without Fear”.

Such a statement got me thinking about the amount of men and women, who are reluctant to step out and build on their strengths, instead of always complaining about whatever is missing in their lives.

There is a common saying, “Use it, or lose it”, and for many, they have doubted their abilities to the extent that their God-given talents have almost disappeared.

Why? They lack the confidence to step out and take action, because they dread making mistakes.

Just remember that the rocks in the lake can always be used as stepping-stones to get to the other side, where the treasure is hidden. My friend, former federal MP and Minister, Jean Augustine, has always said, “Grow where you’re planted.”

So next time you are in doubt, regarding your limitations, just:
1. Focus on your strengths and on what you have at your disposal.
2. Remember the many times when you were able to overcome challenges.
3. Ask for assistance.
4. Accept mistakes as learning opportunities.
5. Pray for guidance.
6. Strive to help others when you succeed.

Award-winning Ettie Rutherford, B.Ed, Dip.Ed, M.Ed, is an educator, life coach, consultant and author of “Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like An Eagle?”. An accomplished public speaker, Ettie is the Founder and CEO of Women Are Worthy, which provides step-by-step strategies for women to achieve their goals, with a minimum amount of stress. She can be reached at ettie@womenrworthy.com

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