‘Do what you can to help oth­ers be­lieve in them­selves’

Makaia Carr

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“I think self-be­lief is one key les­son that took me a while to learn but when I did fi­nally start be­liev­ing in my­self, life started look­ing a lot dif­fer­ent.

I be­lieve it’s some­thing a lot of peo­ple strug­gle with from a young age and into adult­hood. The abil­ity for us to see our own po­ten­tial can be im­pacted in a lot of ways or by events through­out our life but once we get to a point of be­ing able to clear away all of the clut­ter and neg­a­tive sto­ries we hold to be true about our­selves, we soon start see­ing we are pretty awe­some peo­ple who de­serve to be happy, have the po­ten­tial to be suc­cess­ful and start to find con­fi­dence in chas­ing our own life goals and dreams.

Like me, I know there are a lot of young Maˉori girls and women out there who truly strug­gle to see their own self-worth and value. And that makes me re­ally sad be­cause I know many have so much to of­fer the world.

The big­gest thing that blows me away about my­self and how far I’ve come with self-be­lief and con­fi­dence is that to­day I can get up in front of hun­dreds of peo­ple and speak pub­li­cally, with­out a worry. I’m con­fi­dent I can get my mes­sage across and mostly I en­joy it. Go back to when I was 19, had a young baby and not sure where I was head­ing in life. I strug­gled and felt em­bar­rassed to even talk on the tele­phone in front of other peo­ple.

Do what you can to help oth­ers be­lieve in them­selves, es­pe­cially if you have been through your jour­ney of self-dis­cov­ery and have the abil­ity to help oth­ers in any mo­ment. Please do. You could help change the course of some­one’s life just by help­ing them see how amaz­ing they are.”

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