Today’s mantra is for when you want to make a positive impact. If you are heading back to work after a break, or starting something new, this one is especially for you.

confidence is very attractive

Confidence is very attractive

This photograph reminds me of the times when we move from trying to become something, to embracing it fully. When we move from doubting or being insecure and then begin to own our abilities.

To me this puppy has progressed from learning to walk on his leash to knowing how to do it. He is owning it… and boy does he look good … and happy!

What a great lesson for all of us.

He is radiating joy in what he is doing and feeling good about himself.

He isn’t needing validation saying “Look at me.”

He isn’t doubting himself saying Β “I’m not sure if I am any good.”

He’s saying “I am me.”

This kind of “knowing” self confidence is so attractive – to others and to ourselves.

Knowing who you are – your strengths, needs and core values – are the foundations for building confidence, and becoming attractive to yourself and others.

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life πŸ’›

36 comments on “Confidence is Very Attractive

  1. This is wonderful and quite affirming!

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  2. Brilliant, Val! And really really freaking cute!! πŸ˜‰ Let’s go 2015!

    Big love and so much joy to you, dear friend,

    Allison

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  3. That is very clever Val; I would never have thought of using such an image to demonstrate a similar point, and yet it works absolutely perfectly. The puppy exhibits more than a merely endearing look or countenance, neither of which of themselves are necessarily attractive per se, but rather presents a poise and sure-pawedness πŸ˜‰ that most certainly is prepossessing. I always have thought that your own avatar projects an attractive self-assuredness; you appear within it very grounded and balanced if I may say so.

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  4. i’m feeling confident enough
    to write this πŸ™‚

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  5. Helpful and joyous, Val! Many thanks.

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  6. Yes! Perfect illustration for Confidence. I hear that little guy saying, “Who I am is who I want to be.” Or maybe, “I am that I am.”

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  7. Just perfect and wonderful πŸ™‚

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  8. The photo says it all, no doubt about it. Perfect illustration Val.

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  9. Strut your stuff little puppy! That kind of joy is contagious.

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  10. Wonderful advice,Val! The puppy is showing how it feels to embrace “me”!

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  11. Great picture and one that fully supports your argument.

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  12. Val, great image. Makes me smile as I try to deter puppy Stan from hopping up on the kitchen table. Street angels and all that!!!!!

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  13. Thank you Val — May we all walk like that puppy! πŸ™‚

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  14. Well that pup sure is attracting me… I want to scoop him up and snuggle the ever lovin’ heck outta him! So cute strutting his little confident self! ❀

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  15. hmm. i need to do that with driving. I have not driven on my own now for some ten years. I just have lost my confidence.. I feel like the puppy, dependent – not always a good feeling… thanks Eve

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    • I see this pup as being dependent and willing to give it a go. We all can stretch ourselves when the time is right and with the right support πŸ™‚

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  16. But he is still on a leash.

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  17. Happy New Year Val! “I am me” is a great mantra to start the year with and to let go of all those doubts and allow our divine true self to emerge. Thankyou πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    • Happy New Year Karen!
      Welcome back πŸ™‚
      Thank you for adding to the conversation about letting go of self doubt and embracing our true self!

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