intelligence, confidence, beauty:: quotes

Screen shot 2015-10-27 at 10.43.54 AM

image via pinterest

I’ve been thinking about a lot of things lately… and one of them is this very thing. Where is the balance between confidence and ego, and what do both even look like? Sometimes confidence looks like stepping back and letting someone else do what you could do, but they are better at it. Sometimes confidence looks like being still and not needing to say a word. Confidence is patience. Confidence is complete trust. Confidence is humble. Confidence is beautiful.

Ego on the other hand looks a bit different. Ego shouts for all the attention even if you were not responsible for what brought that attention. Ego is demanding. Ego is impatience and false urgency. Ego is often not based on truth but rather perceived “truth”. Ego is extremely defensive and seeks justice. Ego is prideful and ugly.

I want confidence. And, I not only want the characteristics of confidence in my own life…but I want to instill confidence in others as well.

Confidence is greater than ego.

Leave a Reply

Solve : *
14 − 6 =


  1. Beckie Manley

    Barb, I love this and I am so glad you posted it. Ego has no room in the true demonstration of confidence and the execution of it through humility and grace. You demonstrate this exact style of confidence and you inspire so many as a result. xo

    • Barb Blair

      Thank you so much Beckie…you are so kind . I love how you said ” in the true demonstration of confidence”…that is exactly right….xo

  2. I precisely needed to appreciate you again. I’m not certain what I might have carried out in the absence of
    the solutions provided by you about this concern. It seemed to be a real frightening concern in my view, however , understanding your skilled manner you managed that forced me to leap
    for joy. I’m thankful for your guidance as
    well as wish you really know what a powerful job you’re doing teaching other individuals thru a
    web site. Most probably you haven’t got to know all of us.

  3. Thank you so much pertaining to giving me personally an update on this subject
    on your web-site. Please know that if a brand new post appears or when any changes occur to the current submission, I would be thinking about reading
    more and focusing on how to make good usage of those approaches you
    write about. Thanks for your efforts and consideration of other folks by making this web site available.

  4. Hi i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anyplace, when i
    read this post i thought i could also make comment
    due to this brilliant paragraph.

  5. Spot on with this write-up, I actually believe that this website needs
    a great deal more attention. I’ll probably be back again to read
    more, thanks for the advice!

  6. I am extremely impressed together with your
    writing abilities and also with the structure to your blog.

    Is that this a paid subject or did you modify it your self?
    Anyway stay up the nice quality writing, it’s uncommon to see a nice weblog like this one these

  7. Hi would you mind stating which blog platform
    you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m
    having a tough time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  8. Hi! I know this is kind of off-topic but I needed to ask.
    Does building a well-established website like yours take
    a large amount of work? I am completely new to running a blog but
    I do write in my diary on a daily basis. I’d like to start a blog so I can share my experience and thoughts online.
    Please let me know if you have any ideas
    or tips for brand new aspiring blog owners. Appreciate it!

  9. Hello to every one, it’s truly a fastidious for me to pay a quick visit this web page, it includes priceless Information.

  10. Very energetic article, I loved that a lot. Will there be a part 2?

  11. I don’t even know the way I stopped up right here, however I thought this put up was great.

    I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going to a well-known blogger if you aren’t already.

  12. Aw, this was a very good post. Taking the time and
    actual effort to produce a good article… but what can I say… I hesitate a lot
    and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.

  13. Every weekend i used to pay a visit this web site, as i
    want enjoyment, for the reason that this this website
    conations genuinely fastidious funny stuff too.

  14. Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this website.

    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s very difficult to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and
    visual appearance. I must say you have done a excellent job with
    this. Additionally, the blog loads very fast for me on Internet explorer.
    Exceptional Blog!

Next Articlemid week :: winter gardens, fall leaves, and zombies