Become so confident in who you are, that no one’s opinion or rejection can rock you. 

Become so confident in who you are, that no one’s opinion or rejection can rock you.

Do you feel empowered by your sense of self belief?

When you take personal inventory of the strengths that you have amassed, do you feel all the more capable of delivering everything that you might hope to deliver?

When we are susceptible to the opinions and rejections of others, we are allowing a metaphorical chink in the armor that is wholly unnecessary. People are quick to formulate a perspective, predicated upon the most minute of details. If we are empowering them to pass any form of judgment on ourselves, we are potentially diminishing everything that we should be fully capable of accomplishing, solely for the willingness to enable their thoughts to have any form of impact on how we see ourselves.

As soon as we are willing to give another person or media source the opportunity to pass any form of judgment on us, that has any true bearing on who we are, and how we feel about ourselves, we are diminishing a core internal strength upon which we must always be fully capable of relying, in order for us to feel secure in our own personal assessment, and estimation of ourselves.

I don’t believe this thought process precludes the willingness to allow others to share constructive criticism with us, for we are all a work in progress, and always will be. That said, I think it is all the more important to be capable of listening judiciously to that constructive criticism with a filter in our own mind, as to how valid we wish to rank the outside criticism or suggestions in our priority of self growth.

The harmony that is created by being capable of listening to the wisdom of others, while always being capable of distilling that into categories of respective usefulness, is imperative in a well-balanced internal mental ecosystem.

Self-confidence can be sometimes either confused with, or intertwined with bravado, and both have a basis within our ego. Understanding these permutations allows us to go one step further, in our personal desire to sort external communication into their various degrees of validity and importance to ourselves. That said, self-confidence is the foundation upon which, almost every other aspect of our life is reliant upon. If we are not concrete in this category, everything else around us will continue to waver and never achieve any reliable stability.

Seek outside guidance in all the areas that may help you to improve and always keep your strongest faith in yourself. It is truly omnipowerful.

Happy Sunday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!