Tag Archives: self-confidence

FMM 5 10 19 Mirror Mirror

FMM 5 10 19 Mirror Mirror “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.” ~ Maxwell Maltz. One of the joys of genetics is that you never know what features a baby will have.  Will he/she be a ‘mini-me’ of one parent, or a blend of both?  I don’t know what age […]

FMM 4 12 19 Crowning Glory

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart” ~ Khalil Gibran. The other day I met up with someone I hadn’t seen for a while.  And to be truthful, I did not immediately recognize her.  She was an acquaintance rather than an old friend, and it was only through the […]

FMM 6 15 18 Not puffed Up

“Whosoever diggeth a pit shall fall in it” ~ Robert Nesta Marley.  Two phrases puzzled me when first I moved to Jamaica.  School friends would offer to either ‘carry’ me home, or ‘follow’ me home.  Neither of those offers sounded very appealing to me.  We were kids, so they were not offering to give me […]

FMM 6 20 14 Simply the Best!

“To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.” ~ Steve Prefontaine   I remember being told as a child that all that was expected of me was that I do my best.  I iwasn’t supposed to come first in class, to be better than anyone else, to win prizes or outscore […]

FMM 1 17 14 Self-Efficacy

“Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.”~ Viktor E. Frankl Studies show that you can predict a person’s ability to change a habit by the degree to which they believe in their ability to change.  Self-efficacy is the term given to that belief […]