have confidence in yourself

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.