Confidence – If I had to choose, that would be my one word for 2018.
That’s not to say I’m never confidant, but as I reflected over break I realized that I can be more confident in some of the things I do.
My staff needs my confidence. When they come to me for guidance, when I have to make quick decisions, and even when I need to process things before making decisions – I need to exhibit confidence. The chance of making a wrong decision is always in the back of my head, especially in the position I am in. But I need to practice more often what I preach – that it takes failure to learn.
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
I also am aware I need more confidence in my writing. Writing is a huge goal of mine for 2018. I have blog post ideas as well as short story ideas. My buddies and I have ideas for Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. But when it comes down to it, I just need to write! I need the confidence to not overthink my blog posts and just hit “Publish.” I need more confidence that my voice will continue to develop as I write.
Confidence will come with experience. In order to gain that experience I need to just “do”. Do it. Write. Blog. Achieve the goals I have set for myself.