That's the theme of the essay that I should write. Please give me some tips, or advise, how to start my essay. PLEASE
From the very beginning of my childhood, I never believed in myself. I see myself as an unintelligent, worthless human that can never achieve anything. Maybe because I let everyone's criticism affect me. No matter how nasty those words are, I consider them true.
This belief affected everything that I do, most especially in school. I did not join any school activities that we had; Cheering Competition, Quiz Bees, Exhibits, etc. I ignored plenty of opportunities for me to excel. Because of this, I saw myself got worse.
I started to hate myself. There were times that I couldn't do anything but to cry because of the anger that I felt towards myself. I wanted to ask for my family's comfort, but I decided not to. Because I feared that if they knew that I don't trust myself they might distrust me too and I know that they'll be worried if they see that I am in pain.
That pushed me to realize that how can my own family trust me if I can't even trust myself. Through this realization, I was determined to start believing in myself. I began to think that why should I let those criticisms affect me when they're not even true. I also thought that I know myself better than other's do so why should I believe them.
After this conflict that I had with myself, I became better and stronger. I started to do things that I never did before. I joined different activities in school: academic and sports contests and I also began to join different clubs.
This experience did not only gain the confidence that I needed for me to trust myself, but it also made me realize that nobody can interfere me with my goals. I know and I believe that there's nothing that I cannot do. With this strength that I have, I will not let anyone or anything stop me in achieving the success that I want. I know that there will be a lot of challenges in reaching my goal, but instead of running away from it I will whole-heartedly face it. Because I know that every challenge in life molds me to become a better person.
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