The Top 12 Reasons Why You Should Be Confident in All Situations

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Confidence is easy at times and difficult to find in other moments. Stressful situations, rejection, embarrassment, apprehension, being alone – lots of things can drain any and all confidence we work so hard to muster. Regardless of the scenario, there are 12 major reasons you can be confident no matter what:

1 – They are all sheep.

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It sounds silly, but seriously – everyone else you are facing – they’re all just sheep. Cute, harmless, little fluffy sheep. Don’t let any of these creatures intimidate you because…

2 – You are a wolf.

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And wolves don’t lose sleep over the opinions of sheep, right? You are awesome, tough, unique, and just as capable as anyone else out there in the world. Did someone fail to notice this awesomeness in you? That’s because he/she is a sheep. And you’re a wolf.

3 – Life is short.

Whatever happens – even if it’s the worst possible outcome – life is too short to worry about it. Say to yourself, “Wow, that sucks,” and move on. Because worrying about it won’t add any time to your limited lifespan. Don’t waste much time thinking about the “could have,” “should have,” or “would have,” possibilities. It will only ruin your present situation.

4 – Others are likely going to judge you anyway, regardless of how perfectly you perform. 

It’s unfortunate, but some people are just negative. Don’t let the negativity of others infect your attitude. Just do what works for you, because trying to please others will only end in rejection anyways. It’s better to fail at something you care about than to have to face rejection for something unimportant.

5 – You’re wiser than they are.

Others will be placed in front of you to judge and score you, without even knowing much about you. No one will truly understand who you are and what you’re about from an hour long interview. So know that going into an uncomfortable situation, regardless of the outcome, it has nothing to do with who you are as a person. Awesomeness can’t always be seen at first.

6 – Even if they think the worst, you’ll be fine. 

This ties in with #5. If others think the worst of you after the first encounter, that’s their issue. They didn’t have time to get to know the awesome human inside.

7 – Think of all the good things in your life.

When facing the unknown, think of all the amazing things going on in your life. That way, even if something goes wrong, you’ll have the good things to fall back on. Maybe your kids, your friends, your family, your pet, and your intramural league are all going great. Make a list and keep it with you for stressful times when your confidence starts to fade.

8 – We all have a past.

Having a rough past can drain confidence because no one wants to be judged for what she/he did when she was 18 years old. It helps to know that we all have things in our pasts that we aren’t proud of. It does no good to be ashamed of past mistakes.

9 – You have life experience. 

This goes back to how no one you just met knows all the stuff you’ve had to fight in your past. They can judge all they want, but they have no clue the life experiences you’ve racked up.

10 – Other people are only people, too. 

Everyone has insecurities, everyone has been rejected, and everyone has sucky things going on in their lives. Know that you are not alone in unfortunate events.

11 – Everyone has to start somewhere.

Each doctor was once an undergraduate student struggling to pass Biology, each professional was once a clueless intern, and every person at her job had to deal with the “day one” nerves. It’s okay to be new at things because if people avoided being a newbie, no one would ever become anything great.

12 – At life, nobody knows what the hell is going on.

We can all make plans and map out careers and what not, but in reality – nothing ever goes as planned and no one has all the answers. Never be ashamed or embarrassed that your life is a wreck – everyone’s life is a mess. And those who deny that are lying to themselves.

Confidence will falter, it will be low at times, but try to remember/do these 12 things and you’ll feel a boost.

Thank you for reading, have an amazing day. Stand tall, be confident.


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12 Ways To Make the Most Of Life

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Life can be sucky, or life can be great. We all have good days and bad days. Some things are entirely out of our control, but most of the time we have complete authority to make life more enjoyable. Here are 12 simple ways to start making the most out of life everyday:

1 – Change your thoughts to be positive.

Negative thoughts are way more damaging than we realize, and allowing them to continue to pass through our minds all day will create a hostile environment for our souls. The next time unkind thought comes to mind, immediately counteract it with a more positive one.

2 – Spend more time doing things that you enjoy. Actively schedule activities within your week that will make you laugh and smile.

3 – Live in the moment and be mindful. Try not to get caught up in planning and worrying about future troubles. Just breathe and enjoy what’s going on right now.

4 – Take good care of yourself. Being selfless is important and meaningful, but nothing will ever get done if you allow your own health and wellness to falter. It’s totally okay to put yourself first sometimes.

5 – Be kind. This goes for others and yourself. Always be kind, even when it’s difficult. This will keep your spirits up.

6 – Be brave and have an open mind. Try new things. You’ll never know what amazing opportunities for an awesome life await you in the world if you never get out and do some exploring.

7 – Let yourself love. Lowering barriers in order to let others in and allow ourselves to love can be terrifying. When we open up, yes, we open ourselves up to potentially be hurt. But we are also potentially creating a new, amazing friendship.

8 – Never sweat the small stuff. Condition yourself to quickly let go of minor annoyances. If no one is dying or severely hurt, find ways to get passed the situation without letting it upset you.

9 – Understand that life is short. Train your brain to see the big picture. Time is precious and we all need to truly know that one day we’ll be asking for more.

10 – Search for connections. Connecting with others and with ourselves is one of the most exhilarating experiences we can have as humans. Make an effort to meet new people, discover your own values, and experience all the world has to offer.

11 – Avoid judging others and let judgement from other people go unheard. Judgement is one of the most damaging flaws. When we judge others, we only hurt ourselves in return. And when we let the opinions of others dictate how we live, we become slaves to words. Make an effort to live and let others live the way they feel fit.

12 – Be grateful and always show gratitude. No matter how small or insignificant, every act of kindness deserves immense gratitude. Be grateful for everything good in your life from running water and electricity to special friendships.

Implementing these simple rules will lead to a better life. Life won’t last forever and it’s up to us to make the most of the time we have on this planet.

Thanks for reading!


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Winter Sucks and I Suck in the Winter

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Cold weather and gloomy days of clouds and rain, snow covered lanes and mountains of shade, holidays seem far away, the inside is where we must play – this is winter and it’s a terrible time for hearts of summer. 

Fall isn’t so bad – autumn leaves and trees, football on Friday nights, Thanksgiving and family time. Christmas lights, giving gifts and buying unnecessary items for everyone in contact. But when the special days end, what’s left to attend? There’s nothing to bring light when January begins. Nothing but cold, work, ice storms, and hopelessness. 

Winter is a season of suffering, holding out for the promise of summer. Thankfully, every year summer comes when she should. And we shed the ice from our frozen souls. 

The prospect of warm weather and sunny days is what helps us survive the harsh winter months. Even the lightest and brightest of spirits are weighed down during the darkness following December. What’s the point? Can we hibernate like the mammals in the wilderness? 

Sadness, gray filters, madness, hope killer. Winter. 

Nothing gets done. We work, sleep, eat, repeat. No fun. No joy, laughter, nothing worth living for when it’s cold out and the clouds cover the beauty of the sun.

I forget who I am in the early months of the year. I wonder on auto-pilot, like a zombie mindlessly walking towards crowds of potential food sources. I wonder what the point of life is for the lost and lonely. Seeds of sadness flourish and bloom into dead trees piercing my internal organs. Pain. What’s the point? I can’t escape the four walls of my decaying room. I never want to leave the comfort of my warm bed. Outside these walls, the cold persists. I stay inside and the cold in my bones freezes all aspects of hope.

The winter months – I become stagnant and await the days of warmth ahead. The prospect of summer keeps me alive.


Top 26 Quotes From ‘Captain Marvel’ (2019)

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“I was already slipping when you happened to punch me in the face.”
– Vers

“There’s nothing more dangerous to a warrior than emotion.”
– Yon-Rogg

“Anger only serves the enemy.”
– Yon-Rogg

“Learn to control your impulses. Stop using this [fists] and start using this [head].”
– Yon-Rogg

“I want to serve”
– Vers
“Then learn to master yourself. What was given can be taken away.”
– Supreme Intelligence

“How about I tell you my secret when you tell me yours…”
– Talos


“Where’s your head at?”
– Maria Rambeau
“In the clouds.”
–  Carol Danvers

“I prefer the view from up there.”
– Carol


“What did you put in my head?”
– Vers
“Nothing that wasn’t already in there.”
– Talos

“She knows more than she knows.”
– Talos

“The Skrulls are looking for somebody named Lawson. She’s…who I see.”
– Vers

“Whatever he runs on, it’s not on the periodic table.”
– Medical Examiner, about the Skrull

“War’s a universal language. I know a rogue soldier when I see one.”
– Nick Fury

“This isn’t about fighting wars. It’s about ending them.”
– Lawson

“Know your enemy. It could be you. Don’t let emotions override your judgement.”
– Yon-Rogg

“You know how to fly this thing?”
– Fury
“Uh, we’ll see.”
– Vers
“That’s a yes or no question.”
– Fury
– Vers

“Went with his gut against orders. Hard thing to do, but it keeps us human.”
– Fury

“Since when is a shortcut cheating?”
– Vers

“She found out she was on the wrong side of an unjust war.”
– Talos

“This is war. My hands are filthy from it too.”
– Talos

“I’m only human. My name is carol. I’ve been fighting with one arm tied behind my back. But what happens when I’m finally set free?”
– Carol Danvers

“Take the tesseract. Leave the lunchbox.”
– Carol Danvers

“I’m trusting you not to eat me.”
– Nick Fury, to Goose

“Arm wrestle for the tesseract?”
– Carol

“We’ll be back for the weapon”
– Ronan
“The core?”
– Kree Soldier
“The woman.”
– Ronan

“We need to find more.”
– Fury
“More weapons?”
– Agent Coulson
“More Heroes.”
– Fury