as youthworkers we can have tremendous confidence in our young people, their families and our teams. It is not always so easy to have the same confidence in ourselves. A critical word, a harsh comment, errors and mistakes can lay us low, assault our senses and leave us crushed and in despair. More often than not we are left with a false impression because we have allowed the molehill to become a mountain.
Remember – you will make mistakes, you will get it wrong, you will screw up once in a while. That’s life, it does not mean you are finished.
Have confidence in yourself, a right understanding of your ability, learn to love yourself appropriately. Be confident that you are capable of many things – you are not a failure because you have failed. Learn to have confidence in yourself.