The world will push you down and mow you over if you allow it to. You can succumb to the pressure or you can rise up and man (or woman) up!

by Pete Ferguson

I laughed out loud when I read this quote on the "bettermanprojects" blog I follow, "A tiger doesn't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep."

What a turn of events - if you always act like a sheep, you are constantly in a victim mentality and always wondering when and where the tiger will pounce.

But simply turning the table and taking on the role of the king instead of the hunted makes all of the difference.

Increasing your self-confidence begins with an active decision to no longer play the victim card. It requires that you take action for your decisions. It requires that you know and understand that you are the secret to your success.

Farnoosh Brock's sixth step in her "21-Step Confidence Building Series" holds the secret:

Becoming Your Own Best Friend, Not Worst Enemy
Your own worst enemy means you do harm to yourself, either physically or emotionally or mentally. You do things that get in the way of your health, wealth and success and even if you do them subconsciously, their impact is not any less. And it ruins your confidence in the process.
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Comment by Peter A Ferguson on November 5, 2012 at 6:55am

Thanks Farnoosh. You are a rock star and I'm glad to see your continual success! 

Comment by Farnoosh Brock on November 4, 2012 at 8:22am

Hi Peter, thank you so much for the kind mention to the confidence program! I can't believe how poignant and simple and effective that tiger/sheep quotation is! Glad I came over and saw it. You are awesome inspiration!

Comment by Peter A Ferguson on November 1, 2012 at 5:29am

Ann, sometimes when I publish the night before Wordpress changes something with the linking. Sorry about that.

George, thanks for the comment. The idea of going out in nature to have a regular 1:1 with ourselves and God is a great one that you've planted in my mind. 


Comment by George Madison Potts on October 31, 2012 at 5:42pm

I agree.  We have the power to be our own best friend or enemy.  Our greatest threat and advocate is in the mirror.

Comment by Ann Musico on October 31, 2012 at 11:16am

Peter I get an error message when I try to continue reading.

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