Conviction and the Beauty of Being Alone in Life

Conviction is very very important because you are alone in reality, you are alone in life and it is a beautiful place to be if you make peace with yourself. If you have a good relationship with yourself theres so much to find. We have so many possibilities. We actually don’t spend enough time with ourselves. And many times we fall into the trap to do things so that other people have a perception of who we are.

When you do things with conviction even failure is very bearable. We’re all afraid of failure but if you fail trying to impress someone else or do it for others then it’s terrible, the failure. It wasn’t even really maybe what you wanted to do! But when you fail with conviction, it’s bearable. And at the end of the day you can lie and BS your way through life but… you’re going to end up alone one way or another. We have to make peace with this.

You can have a lot of love but the mystery of life, to me, is the relationship with you and you. As long as you need the others to feel comfortable, you will always suffer from anxiety. And conviction is that place where even if you make a mistake, you are at peace WHILE you make that mistake. And mistakes sometimes are the greatest gifts.”

– Salma Hayek Pinault, “Making Peace With Yourself”, Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations

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Freeing yourself from unresolved feelings

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It’s not uncommon to be walking around and engaging in everyday life with various unresolved feelings lying dormant. We have experiences that affect us in different ways and when left unaddressed, they set up tent and make a nice little home in our subconscious; just waiting for a chance – a similar situation or a quiet moment – to remind us of their existence.

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How to make a great first impression

One great thing that I learned from both managing an elaborate event and taking a public speaking course is that, often times, several things can go wrong without anyone noticing or caring. Maybe something you planned to happen, happens late, or doesn’t happen at all. Maybe you forgot one of the main points of your speech or stumbled over a word. These things happen and they can make you very self-conscious (if you’re like me then they may even give you mild anxiety!) but if you keep your cool and roll with it then all the audience will see is a good show.

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