Youthful Living with PASTOR MOYO M
IN THE last column, I emphasised on the importance of boosting confidence levels. This week, we need to start discussing the issue of how confidence can be boosted.
I thought of starting by emphasising that do not be afraid of making mistakes in the process of exercising or bringing out your abilities. I consider this to be very important because one of the contributing factors for some of the people who have low confidence levels is fear of passing through the pain of enduring embarrassment associated with making mistakes.
Confidence does not mean error-free possible attempt. It should, therefore, be noted that the greatest mistake is not doing anything out of fear of making a mistake.
Mistakes should not be viewed as an embarrassment but something that is an unavoidable in an attempt to bring out the best of the values embedded within. All heroes are products of so many corrected mistakes and the courage to take on new challenges with full knowledge of making possible errors.
Do not wait for perfection for you to attempt to bring out the hidden value within you because that will not come to pass at any given point in life.
This means that should you decide to wait for perfection before you start doing something, it will take the whole lifetime. It is important to start without fear of making mistakes but with a mental strength that would positively convert mistakes into learning points.
Philippians 3:12-14 says: “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead. I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenwards in Christ Jesus.” The quotation is a clear example of confident that assist pursuit of continued growth.
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