Confidence is the state of feeling certain about the truth that leads to positive feelings of self-assurance and trust in our abilities, qualities and judgment that leads to higher self-esteem, feelings of good health, and ways of staying more in touch with others in a social context. When we see value in our own self-worth it helps us act with composure and assertiveness and feel more at peace with the world. Confidence is what helps us find the strength of mind to understand the psychology of human destiny that demonstrates how anyone can improvise or change their life script to make a happy ending.
Preparation for an adoption reunion requires an advanced understanding of complex issues, human behavior, performance and attitudes. The ability to recognize some aspects of ourselves in others, to know someone we look like with similar personalities, physical characteristics, talents, and intellect, are intriguing to many adoptees but overcoming personal fears, uncompromising bureaucracies, foreign languages, and cultural differences requires fortitude in the face of adversity and the courage to overcome the things that frighten us. Opportunities to meet a biological parent or child are unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that require forethought and groundwork. The process of conducting an adoption search requires resilience to conquer adversity, perseverance to overcome injustice, and persistence to achieve our goals and make our dreams come true. Reunions have the potential to enhance the lives of many adoptees, even if sustained relationships aren’t possible, but without sufficient confidence the fearful individual may never achieve their objective. Confidence is what gives us the strength of mind to understand the psychology of human destiny that demonstrates how we can improvise or change our life script to make a happy ending—but in order to achieve success we also need to learn what to say after we say, “Hello!”
Confidence is a universal and timeless human attribute associated with success worldwide in all aspects of life. Positive results are achieved when we have the confidence to be true to ourselves; we are proactive; we envision what we want in the future; we seek first to understand and then to be understood; we combine the strength of others; and we seek continuous improvement and positive outcomes.