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My word of the week this week has been Belief. Especially Self Belief.


My OH made a shocking statement this week. He said that he doesn’t enjoy some of my posts as he feels that they are not authentic. Not truly me, because he says that I am not living the perfect life that I am portraying.
I felt a little hurt by this, as I actually don’t think that I am portraying myself as being perfect at all! I am always a work in progress, a bit like a lot of my sewing projects! But it did shake my self belief a little.
Similarly, in a WhatsApp exchange this week a person in one of my conversations said that she was tired of her current job and expressed a desire to do something different. A person that I consider a ‘friend’ who is also in the group commented ‘Brown owl? Market Trader? Blogger?’
To me that bunched blogger into the same realm as the other ridiculous possible career moves that she had suggested. I was offended and said so, and she told me I shouldn’t have been. But it was a little late. I feel like she has no belief in what I have chosen to do.
A strong sense of self belief is a really important thing to have and keep in this world. I will never understand why people always try and put down others.
Not many people seem to believe in each other in this world. Or actually admit that they believe in each other. People don’t seem to like giving others a leg up or some help. Maybe its is because they are afraid that you will outshine them once they have helped you. I don’t know.
Belief -60 Positive Motivational Quotes - blowing out another's candle doesn't malke yours burn any brighter
Or maybe they think that you will succeed where they have failed. And people don’t like that do they? They don’t like you to succeed. As it makes them feel so damn inferior.
If you have no belief in me then I am afraid I have no time for you. I have a belief in my own abilities. I’m absolutely amazing if I set my mind on it.
Actually, anyone who ever helps me will find me to be quite a formidable ally. I’m loyal, reliable and a pretty useful person to have around. I pick things up quickly and am usually very grateful to those that help me. I never forget to return the favour. One good turn always deserves another.
The world might be a nicer place if we did help each other. After all;
Belief -60 Positive Motivational Quotes - a candle does not lose anything by lighting another candle
I’ve worked hard to get my year off. I have worked hard getting my blog up and learnt more about computing in the last three months that I had in the previous 46 years. I would love to see the attempts of those that think that it has been a silly or easy decision.
Never Tell Me That I Can’t Be What I Want to Be .
I once had a Biology teacher who told my parents when I was doing my A levels that I “didn’t have the stamina” to do dentistry as a career. 25 years on I think he pretty soundly got that one wrong!
Never tell me I can’t do something. Or so help me I’ll be out there at all hours proving you wrong.
But actually at the end of the day I should feel a little gratitude for those who have hindered me or tried to keep me back. They have usually indirectly caused me to be even better by my will to succeed.
60 Positive Motivational Quotes - I am thankful for those that said no, because of them I did it myself
Have you ever felt that someone has lost their belief in you? Or had your self belief rocked, yet got over it? I would love to hear your stories.
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16 Replies to “Belief”

  1. Kim Carberry says:

    Good on you! As long as you believe in yourself that’s all that matters. You can go on and prove the people who don’t believe in you wrong. I love to do that when someone says I can’t do something. hehehe #WotW

  2. Anne says:

    Oh well done, I think people do underestimate the work of a blogger but to have self belief is most important. Your quotes are spot on and I just don’t get people who put others down. Keep believing in yourself, you are doing fine. x
    Thanks for linking up to #WotW

  3. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) says:

    I don’t think people really understand how much work blogging can be. Having that self-belief is so important. I do love that quote about a candle not losing anything by lighting another candle. I’m with you in that I think it’s better to try and build each other up and be supportive. #WotW

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you. I certainly hadn’t envisaged how much work could go into blogging!

  4. Cheryl | TimeToCraft says:

    I think it gets easier as you get older. I spend less time caring what other people think. I do listen, but find it easier to filter out the parts that don’t matter. If you know what you want to do, go for it. By doing something different, you will always make others internally question what they are doing, and that is where the comments root from. Not you. #wotw

  5. Mummy here and there says:

    Well said at the end of the day it is your space write what you want. As long as you have the belief that is the most important thing X #wotw

  6. Nige says:

    Good on you yes self belief is vital and I’m convinced your blog will succeed you certainly have the drive Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

  7. Rebecca Beesley says:

    what a great philosophy to live by. I too never forget a favour and always try to help others if i can. Sadly not everyone thinks that way and when i first started blogging 6 years ago, i asked a single question to an existing blogger who was so short with the reply that it has put me off asking any other bloggers for help. Which is a shame really because as a community I know we can be really powerful. #WOTW

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      There will always be those that won’t help. But I won’t ever be one of those people. We are stronger together.

  8. Carol says:

    Blogging is almost a calling. Don’t let anyone shake your faith in yourself. Be true to you and keep on blogging. I agree lots of people like to rain on other people. Don’t know why that is but keep your strength. #MMBC

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      I am liking blogging so much, and really enjoy sharing my journey with the world. I’m not giving up anytime soon!


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