Sunday, May 22, 2011

On self confidence

"Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at."
Source unknown


Your turn: Do you ever keep things to yourself out of fear of ridicule? What things?

7 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

The things I use to keep to myself would be my opinions and my true feelings... The older I got, the more chutzpah I got... When I was younger I remember the countless times I would bite my tongue and then kick myself for not opening my mouth.. The older I got, my attitude changed.. I figured the worst that could happen would be to lose a friend- which would then mean that friend didn't really know me... Now I speak my mind.. My mom told me when I first got married to watch my tongue, especially w/my husband.. Well, I did in the beginning.. As we grew in our relationship I spoke up, I figured if he can be truthful, I can too.. Besides, what kind of a marriage would it be if I didn't say a word of how I felt?

Kalei's Best Friend said...

oops, the things I would keep quiet but now speak up about are my views on politics, religion, anything controversial... At my age, 'to hell w/it' as they say.. I was always told I was a good listener.. To be able to discuss you have to be a good listener.

Levonne said...

Most definitely. But I'm planning how to come out on my blog!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Interesting thought...and my answers is yes! Slowly I'm gaining more confidence though. I guess it's a life long process.

Trudi said...

Yes!!!! See?

Karen S. said...

For sure I do, and will again...but there are sometimes other reasons besides that I do!

Ankita (Gg) said...

The older I get the less I do that :) But then the more we speak our minds, we also need to learn how to do it with tact. That's not a problem, though.