Posted by: Daisy | November 15, 2007

Give a boost, get a boost

We all have times of insecurity when we’re not feeling as confident as we normally feel. And whether that is due to work, home, school and/or stress, the good thing is we eventually get over it.

Sometimes, we get help by our friends, and other times complete strangers will somehow say something that will give you that boost of confidence we all need once in a while. I met a complete stranger today who took the time to understand me. The most amazing part was that she helped remind me of who I am, my strengths and how in the right environment, these strengths are extremely valuable.

Of course none of this is a surprise to me – I knew this already in the back of my mind. However, after living in the the day-to-day grind of an environment that is the opposite of my strengths can take a heavy toll. I began to forget and lose sight of how much I am valued – just not where I was.

She likely does not have any idea of the impact she had on me today. She freely gave to me something that was extremely valuable to me – a boost of confidence – and I welcomed it. And in the process, she did not think twice about what she gave and got on with her day. How’s that for making an impact on someone?

I have been making it a habit – say something positive to people everyday. Make it a habit, pass it on, and you’ll get it back in spades.

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