noun – firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.
synonyms: confidence, belief, faith, freedom from suspicion/doubt, sureness, certainty, certitude, assurance, conviction, credence, reliance
verb – believe in the reliability, truth, or ability of.
synonyms: have faith in, put/place one's trust in, have (every) confidence in, believe in, pin one's hopes/faith on, rely on, depend on, bank on, count on, be sure of, confide in
Colbie Caillat says the word “Try” 55 times in the song, that’s a lots of trying. Makes me tired just thinking of saying “try” 55 times, though the repetition does deem this an easy song to memorize. Applauding the simplicity of the message –
Like yourself. And you don’t have to try so hard for others to like you.
Coupled with a dynamically understated video featuring strong women taking off (their make-up), I had to let my daughters watch it over and over again.
This is what the 14 year old me still teaches me today – When faced with fear, helplessness and frustration, evoke the courage to take the first action that feels right.
Here’s the poignant situation that became a defining moment.
Location: Dunman High School, Singapore
Event: “Haunted” Toilet, Girl Guides Camping
Time: Late night
The mindset you're holding matters, it matters even more when the stakes are high and your heart is beating fast.
Let's break it down:
Your mindset - your general attitude and the way you typically think about things.
Matters - your mindset impacts the way you behave, react to others and the eventual outcome.
Stakes are high - situations where a lot is at risk, often time-sensitive situations that have the potential for very significant gains or losses.
Thanks to Barry Schwartz, we learn that too many choices gives some freedom but doesn't improve our welfare. I will explain this via my 6 and 4 year old daughters (Kira and Erin), related to their favourite thing - ice cream.
At the center of your being you have the answer,
you know who you are and you know what you want.