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You can grow in self-confidence by simply saying "yes."

Key Points:

  • Many of us hear voices around us saying, “You’re not good enough.”
  • To grow in confidence, we have to practice confidence. We can’t just wish to have perfect self-esteem without working at it.
  • You have the power to say “yes.” You also have the power to say “no.” It’s about standing up for what you truly believe in.
  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teens. What if those who took their own lives truly believed they were important and their lives were worth living? Confidence is a big part of believing we are important and that our lives have value.
  • Confidence will give us the courage to move forward regardless of what others think of us.

Quote This:

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. -Helen Keller

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Who is one of the most confident people you know? Why do you think they are so confident?
  3. Would you describe yourself as a confident person? Why or why not?
  4. What is the healthy balance between trying to fit in and sticking to our convictions? Explain.
  5. “Confidence will help us reach our potential in life.” Explain why you agree or disagree.
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.