Because deep deep down in the depths of my quivering, sometimes cynical soul I know that I can. What is it that I can do? Well on Saturday just gone, what I could do was walk on snow without holding onto the fear that I would slip and break my hip, or my arm, or my leg (this is a perpetual fear that is with me all day everyday - and is heightened in snow times - making me a rather tentative, stiff, scared walker).
For me this was a huge step in self confidence (as self confidence is often reflected by the physical actions that we make), to walk without fear is to walk free. This anecdote can be applied to so many aspects of life - whether you are a speaker, athlete, mother, office worker, etc. Self confidence is something that can blossom when given half a chance, because self confidence, really, stems from self belief and self trust. Like me walking in the snow, I rationally knew that the odds of me falling were quite low, I also rationally knew that I could walk in the snow confidently, but it wasn't until I just let go and tried to walk without fear that I realised I could and WAS walking without fear in the pretty snowscape.
So let go of your fears, fears are purely based in the unknown, but when you trust in your own abilities you can forget fear and embrace the moment, embrace the self belief, embrace that self confidence that allows you to truly be everything that you have the potential to be.