Allan Boss

Sometimes it doesn’t come easy. Confidence. It gnaws at a foot, stops me fast.

Sometimes I feel as though I can conquer the world. Sometime the smallest thing makes me cower.

Something I laugh at mistakes. Sometimes they hinder me, like hemiparesis.

I’m not sure if it’s childhood, or the brain injury, likely a bit of both.

And in those times, confidence shuddering, and retreating, I step up and ask myself these questions:

  1. When have you felt confident, successful? What got you there?
  2. What qualities make you confident?
  3. What are your three greatest strengths? Why are yougratefulfor them?
  4. List your three greatest challenges. What can they teach you?
  5. What three things did you do well today? Write them down.
  6. Have you given yourself a moment to be Mindful? If not, write down five things you see, five things you hear, three things you can touch, two things…

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