In the movie “The Sound of Music” there is a song called “I Have Confidence in Me!” This song has so much truth in it. Here are the lyrics to it.
What will this day be like?
What will my future be?
It could be so exciting
To be out in the world
To be free
My heart should be wildly rejoicing
Oh whats the matter with me?
I’ve always longed for adventure
To do the things I’ve never dared
Now here i’m facing adventure
Then why am I so scared?
Captain with seven children
Whats so fearsome about that?
Oh I must stop all these doubts
All these worries
If I don’t i just know i’ll turn back
I must dream of the things I am seeking
I am seeking the courage I lack
The courage to serve them with reliance
Face my mistakes without defiance
Show them I’m worthy
And while I show them
I’ll show me! So!
Let them bring on all their problems
I’ll do better than my best
I have confidence
They’ll put me to the test
But I’ll make them see
I have confidence in me
Somehow I will impress them
I will be firm but kind
And all those children
Heaven bless them
They will look up to me
And mind me
With each step I am more certain
Everything will turn out fine
I have confidence the world can all be mine
They’ll have to agree I have confidence in me
I have confidence in sunshine
I have confidence in rain
I have confidence that spring will come again
Besides what you see I have confidence in me!
Strength doesn’t lie in numbers
Strength doesn’t lie in wealth
Strength lies in nights of peaceful slumber
When you wake up
Wake up! It’s healthy!
All I trust
I give my heart to
All I trust becomes my own
I have confidence
In confidence alone
I have confidence in confidence alone!
Besides Which you see I have confidence
Maria has no idea what she is getting into in this movie. But what we do know is that she will be a nanny for 7 children. She realizes that she needs confidence to do what she has be hired to do. So, here is the question: Do you have confidence? What dreams do you have that you are afraid to go after? Do you long for adventure? What are you dreaming of? Or if you have quit dreaming, what did you dream of? For me, I have dreamed of speaking on stage for many years. And of being able to help people make their dreams come true. And of just being a blessing to people. I’m going after those dreams! Do I have naysayers? Yes! But are they stopping me? NO! And in fact they are pushing me harder than my supporters. Because I want to prove them wrong! And I am! I have confidence! Do you? Until next time…