Believe You Can…

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

~Theodore Roosevelt.

You can accomplish Amazing things and you can make all of your dreams come true, but you have to believe that you can do it.

Confidence.  This is a quality that I need to cultivate in myself.  My lack of confidence has kept me from moving forward in too many aspects in my life.

This week I started my Computer Science Foundations program at the University and I discovered that I love learning new things!  Something that has bothered me though is that every time I sit in class or talk with a professor; I start sweating uncontrollably.

At first I thought it was because I was out of shape and walking around on campus was causing me to work up a sweat, but then I started to be more aware of it.  On Thursday I went to my computer lab and had not worked out or walked around very much at all.  Also, it was not hot outside, but as soon as I started talking to one of the professors I felt my glasses steam up and then started sweating again.

It’s not the end of the world, but it is definitely embarrassing.  When I “googled it” the web suggested anxiety and it might be on to something…  In my past, I used to avoid situations that made me uncomfortable.  Even those situations that could help me grow.

So here I am, going out on a limb, studying new things and turning my weaknesses into strengths.  I am hoping that soon I will be able to sit in class and talk with my professors without breaking a sweat.

I just have to build my confidence and believe that I can do it!



6 thoughts on “Believe You Can…

  1. I can totally relate to this feeling. I sweat a lot in general but when I’m nervous it becomes very evident. Confidence definitely helps but I don’t know if that physical response will ever go away for me. Fingers crossed it will 😛

    1. Yeah, the physical response is tricky and feels uncontrollable. I am going to maybe look into trying meditation or something like that… Or studying more to overcome the nervousness. I hope it will get better for you too. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

      1. I actually use Drysol for when I know I’m going to be in a high stress situation. You can buy it over the counter at Walmart for like $12 and it really helps me. I’ve heard it doesn’t always work for other people but it could be a good starting point 🙂

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