Arrogance can be a horrible trait and one that annoys the people around us. However, arrogance can be a powerful tool that helps us to reach our full potentials. Now I am not saying to go around and act like we are better than everyone else, what I am saying is be self-arrogant. This means to always think we can be better than we currently are. This means to be proud of every little accomplishment and treat it like a great success. This does not mean to compare ourselves to others or to look down upon them. The purpose of being self-arrogant is to overestimate ourselves. When we overestimate ourselves, we can find our true potential.
A good quote that goes along with this idea comes from singer Brian Littrell when he says, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.” Think of our full potential as the starts. If we are only shooting for the stars and we come short, then we will never reach our full potential. However, if we reach for a point beyond our potential, the moon, it will force us to become what we have the power to be.
To become what we have the potential to become we need to not only overestimate ourselves, but we need to believe in ourselves. We need to believe that we are the greatest. We need to believe that we can do anything. When we want to make a change we try to change the way we act when we should change the way we think. I feel that we have to change the way we think because what we believe, we become. If we want to be more confident of a person, we have to start believing we will become a more confident person. We have to be a little full of ourselves and be a little cocky, just do not take it too far or people will get irritated by us.
People see us how we see ourselves. If we see ourselves as amazing people, which we all have the potential to become, other people will see the same. We cannot doubt ourselves or think that we are not good enough because then we will not be. In the end we have to ask ourselves a few questions to begin to change: How do we want other people to see us? How do we see ourselves and do we truly believe that?