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Be Confident

Ray’s Daily

March 16, 2021

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Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.

Venus Williams

I think many of us just live day to day during the Covid epidemic. How tose days turn out often depend on our attitude and self confidence. In my case I always expect my day to be a good one and it almost always is.

Yep I chose to be confident that all will go well. Here is an article on how we can sustain a positive outlook.

Choosing Confidence

Carefully examining a display in the drugstore, a man asked the pharmacist, ‘Do you really guarantee this hair-restorer?’

The pharmacist responded, ‘Better than that, sir. We give a comb with every bottle.’

Wouldn’t you love to have that kind of confidence?

One man quipped, ‘When it comes to believing in myself, I’m an agnostic.’

One of the greatest problems many people experience is lack of confidence. Some don’t believe in their ability to speak in public, others are afraid to try something they’ve never done before, and still others do not have the confidence to overcome their shyness.

Do you know that you can become more confident? One effective technique is to learn to do what you’re afraid to do.

I led a seminar a few years ago where I asked for three volunteers to speak to the group the next day. One young woman named Judy was the first to raise her hand. She explained to me later why she did so: ‘When you asked for three volunteers,’ Judy said, ‘I felt a knot of fear in my stomach. I’ve never done anything like this before and I’ve never really believed I could. But the fear was telling me something,’ she continued. ‘So because I felt so anxious, I decided that this was something I had to do. But I must to tell you, I’m terrified!’

She made up her mind to do that which she was afraid to do. And the following day, Judy’s five-minute talk was superb! She was honest and genuine, speaking right from her heart. Now she is more confident about her ability to speak in public.

People who are confident have choices. People who are fearful too often avoid much of life because they are afraid to venture into unknown territory.

Jim Loehr said, ‘With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp.’

When you make what you’re afraid to do what you choose to do, you will soon have the confidence to do whatever you choose!

Written by Steve Goodier

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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.

Golda Meir

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It was Palm Sunday and, because of a sore throat, five-year-old Johnny stayed home from church with a sitter. When the family returned home, they were carrying several palm branches. The boy asked what they were for. “People held them over Jesus’ head as he walked by,” his older brother explained. “Wouldn’t you know it,” the boy fumed. “The one Sunday I don’t go, He showed up.”  

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Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.

A.W. Pinero

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He said: Our mom needed a new mattress for her antique bed, so my brother, Josh, and I decided to buy her one as a gift. The problem was we weren’t sure what to get, because it was an odd size. Fortunately, my brother happened to be visiting my mother one day when I called home.  

“Measure the bed frame before you leave,” I told him.  

“I don’t have a tape measure.”  

“You can use a dollar bill,” I suggested, “each one is six inches long.”  

“Can’t,” he replied after digging through his wallet, “I only have a ten.” 

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“Hubert Humphrey talked so fast that listening to him was like trying to read a Playboy with your wife turning the pages.”

Barry Goldwater, 1964 Republican presidential nominee

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The budget-minded women was always clipping coupons in the young, lean years when she was first married, and even kept detailed records of how much money she saved. One of her first jobs way back then was running the cash register at the local drugstore. One day, she had a self-conscious young man approach the counter to buy some condoms. She noticed a dollar-off coupon on the box and asked him if he’d like to use it, adding that she and her husband had saved over $400 redeeming coupons last year.

The stunned young man replied, “On these?!”

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“My kids just don’t understand my logic. They fail to see why the have to go to bed when I’m tired.”

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We finally got a local doctor who set-up his practice right in his home. He was awakened one morning about 4:00 A.M. by a man who said he brought his wife in.
Thinking it to be an emergency, the doctor hurried out to the truck with the man. There sat a healthy looking young woman whom the doctor had just seen the day before.
“Good morning Doctor.” she smiled. “You told me to come in for a blood test this morning before breakfast.”

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Proud father to mother as they watched their small son lying on the floor studying by the light from the TV screen.

“Reminds you of Abe Lincoln, doesn’t it?”

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A woman brought an old picture of her dead husband, wearing a hat, to the photographer.  

She asked the photographer if he could remove the hat from the picture.  

He convinced her he could easily do that, and asked her what side of his head he parted his hair on.  

“I forget,” she said. “But you can see that for yourself when you take off his hat.”

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If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.

T. Harv Eker

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Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.

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