“There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.” - Bertrand Russell

Can anyone attest to this quote, have you ever read a book just to say you've read it? As for myself, I can't say that I have. I read books because they seem like a good read. The only book I can think of wanting to read is Catcher and the Rye, not so much to say that I have read it but to understand when people or TV shows make a reference to it. 



Yesterday afternoon while driving home from Brooklyn, I don't know why but I started thinking about self-doubt. Then scrolling down my instagram feed before bed I come across this picture by my friend Jazmyn:

So I felt it necessary to blog a bit. A lot of times, at least with me, qualified people tend to take themselves out of the running. Say for a promotion, a better job opportunity, a really good school, and even in love thinking that they don't deserve a person. I want to be a doctor, I want to apply to medical school. Yet, at times I doubt my ability to get in, that there are thousands of applicants and I won't make the cut. I believe in God, I pray to Him (could do it more regularly), however there's always a little voice that makes it seem this whole endeavor is impossible.

Self-doubt can very well be driven by fear. Fear of failure or fear of disappointing the parents. Jazmyn's picture quote is right, I do need to trust myself and I do know more than I think. I am capable and it's about time I start acting like it. I am a college graduate (2011!), thank God.

I hope this post helps as that picture helped me. Every now and again we need a boost in confidence. Take hold of your life guys. The road to success is a tough one and once in a while need to take a rest stop and re-energize.

Leave any thoughts or encouraging words below! =)

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