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