Confidence, do you have it? Let me tell you a story about confidence.
A good friend of mine and I went to lunch the other day. A little boy walked up to our table.
I said Hi. What’s your name?
He said Lucas. (And proceeded to spell it out, I guess he didn’t think I could spell, lol.) L U C A S.
I asked him how old he was, and he said 4. And in 2 days I will be 5.
I told him, Happy early birthday!
He said, No. My birthday is in 2 days, showing me 2 fingers. (Apparently, I was not paying attention and missed the two days, lol.)
He went on to tell us that he would be going to another school when he was 7. They were tall kids there. Taller than buildings, about 32,000 feet tall.
He continued talking to us for about 5 minutes.
We realized something after he walked away. He had such confidence in himself.
Even when his numbers (he is going to live to be twenty hundred) were not possible, he never stopped to explain his words or reasons.
He believed everything he said.
Can you imagine being so confident in yourself?
Walking up to a perfect stranger and telling them the truth (as you understand it).
Would you? Could you?
Why is it that we don’t have that confidence as adults?
Why don’t we believe in ourselves anymore?
I will tell you why. Children are allowed to believe in everything. They are allowed to imagine.
As adults, we are told you “can’t” do that or you shouldn’t imagine or even dream.
We don’t question it. We sigh and move on.
But we should question it!
As an adult we should trust ourselves and have confidence in ourselves, as that little boy did.
I want to challenge you to go up to a stranger and strike up a conversation with his confidence.
Talk about the weather, the grocery store, whatever! Just believe in yourself.
I believe in you!