Saturday, June 17, 2006

How to find strength to go to work? With the help of a song, perhaps.

I Have Confidence, sung by good old Maria in the Alps, on her way to the first day of work.

I used to listen to this too, blasting in in my MP3 player, while I was in the train, while I was walking to the office. The song gave me strength!

I Have Confidence
What will this day be like? I wonder.
What will my future be? I wonder.
It could be so exciting to be out in the world, to be free
My heart should be wildly rejoicing
Oh, what's the matter with me?

I've always longed for adventure
To do the things I've never dared
And here I'm facing adventure
Then why am I so scared

A captain with seven children
What's so fearsome about that?

Oh, I must stop these doubts, all these worries
If I don't I just know I'll turn back
I must dream of the things I am seeking
I am seeking the courage I lack

The courage to serve them with reliance
Face my mistakes without defiance
Show them I'm worthy
And while I show them
I'll show me

So, let them bring on all their problems
I'll do better than my best
I have confidence they'll put me to the test
But I'll make them see I have confidence in me

Somehow I will impress them
I will be firm but kind
And all those children (Heaven bless them!)
They will look up to me

And mind me with each step I am more certain
Everything will turn out fine
I have confidence the world can all be mine
They'll have to agree I have confidence in me

I have confidence in sunshine
I have confidence in rain
I have confidence that spring will come again
Besides which you see I have confidence in me

Strength doesn't lie in numbers
Strength doesn't lie in wealth
Strength lies in nights of peaceful slumbers
When you wake up -- Wake Up!

It tells me all I trust I lead my heart to
All I trust becomes my own
I have confidence in confidence alone
(Oh help!)

I have confidence in confidence alone
Besides which you see I have confidence in me!

These lyrics mean a lot to me, especially those highlighted lines, those lyrics in blue would be playing in my head, while I dragged myself out of bed

I used to listen to this song before presentations and "grillings" in school or work. I no longer have the confidence that the "world will all be mine" have the "strength that lies innights of peaceful slumber", but I have confidence that "spring" will come again.

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