Isn't it so true that the past shapes us into people we never would've dreamed of becoming? When did the world become so harsh and living get so tough?
The hardships of life take a toll on our souls and our hearts start losing its elasticity and with it, self-worth, self-esteem, and self-love steadily become indiscernible.
Inner strength takes years to build and nearly milliseconds to annihilate... we defeat ourselves and we don't even know it.
How does one possibly reconstruct themselves after such a twisted defeat?
Especially when your confidence has reached such a low level.
It's easy to think about the endless possibilities of the girl we wish to be, but what about the girl that we are now?
Confidence is like trust, once it's lost, it's hard to rebuild. But is there hope?
Receiving compliments are flattering yet easily pushed to the side, and even a serious relationship doesn't rebuild confidence with the snap of a finger.
It doesn't matter how much effort is put into simply just feeling confident in yourself, it seems like nothing ever works... and you just can't get to the version of yourself you wish to be.
And slowly, you begin to wonder how the world seems to be full of non-confidence-lacking women. Maybe they're just really good at hiding it.
All we know is that we’re searching hidden wall after hidden wall, we’re too hard on ourselves to the point of allowing ourselves to be overly lacking in the confidence department.
But when does putting yourself down stop, and confidence begin?
I think it all comes down to making the conscious decision to change our negative patterns of behavior. Whether is self-criticism, comparing ourselves to others or simply not giving ourselves enough self-love, we owe it to ourselves to start somewhere and give our hearts a chance to reconstruct themselves.
Believe in yourself and all your worth. Love yourself and define all the uniqueness you have to offer.
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