Wednesday Wonders: Self belief

There were a lot of tears on my part on Sunday. This probably wasn’t helped with being full of cold, but was mainly linked with my playing piano and singing at church. Those who are regular readers will know that the piano is usually a place of peace for me, something I enjoy doing, so why the tears?

I had managed to convince myself that my playing was awful. I made mistakes and I assumed that everyone else heard those mistakes as well. It turns out that that was not the case at all and I actually got some positive feedback, unfortunately I didn’t believe it.

Why is it that we can always hear our own mistakes? The husband has informed me that he can only tell when I make mistakes because of the face I pull. I clearly wouldn’t be any good at poker!

I didn’t know what image to choose for this blog but when I saw the one above I felt it was perfect. I think it is true that more often than not our insecurities are louder than our confidence. To us anyway. If we are confident in something we tend to just get on with it but if we are insecure we make more of a big deal about it even if it isn’t that big of a deal to anybody else.

We all have aspects of confidence and insecurity in our lives. I know what I need to do next time I play is a have a belief in myself. This has never been one of my strongest points so I don’t really have any guidance but I believe it’s something I can develop within myself with some hard work, perseverance, and continued support from the team around me.

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