Confidence is beautiful

A woman that is confident radiates strength, passion and conviction.

A confident woman is not afraid to be herself. She is highly self-aware, knows all aspects of herself and trusts herself.

She knows that she is beautiful just the way she is, regardless of what the media dictates. And she doesn’t need to look her best to be confident.

What is your definition of beauty? Is it the typical definition? The one that society and the media has us believing?

Working in the beauty industry, I have seen and heard many define beauty based on what others think, of people approving one another. This type of thinking is very dangerous and destructive; because instead of understanding, appreciating and embracing yourself and your own definition of beauty, you place your confidence and self-esteem in the hands of other people and what they think of you.

My life is focused on the physical appearance of myself and others, and I know how much time and money we spend on our physical appearance. But it needs to be spent for us, not for others.

Vanity is not beautiful. Insecurity is not beautiful. It makes it difficult to have, and to be a good friend, sister, girlfriend or wife. As an insecure woman, you rely on others and put a lot of expectations on others, to validate you and make you feel good. It is absolutely essential for you to feel good about yourself and know yourself, FIRST – before you can go out there into the world, fall in love with someone else, and expect them to know who you are.

My mother daught me from a young age that how you feel about yourself, and how you carry yourself is ultimately more important than how you look. Many people find other qualities more important than looks. Other qualities like confidence and self-esteem!

It’s really important to note that external beauty has an expiration date. When we are old and grey, we will all look pretty much the same!

The most beautiful people I know are the people that are beautiful from within. They love themselves and the world around them. Absolute confidence comes from within us, not from outside influences –and THAT is a beautiful thing!