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!



7 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 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on Living Out Loud and commented:

    A year later and I am no longer in Computer Science foundations, but it doesn’t meant that I have given up completely on computers; I just want to shift my focus.
    I have been faced with setbacks once again and had to miss class to heal. In the past 3 weeks I have found out that I have meningitis, a cervical strain, carpal tunnel, and peroneal tendonitis. Long story short, I feel like I am literally falling apart, but I WILL NOT LOSE HEART.
    I still struggle with anxiety and sweating in groups and some social settings and I am worried about going back to class after being absent.
    I also still have a lot of catching up to do, but I am chipping away at it page by page and making it a point to learn no matter what happens.

    No matter what you are going through keep your head up and set your sights high because your days will get better even in the midst of this fall season.

    Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,
    ❤ Alana

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