A Total Liability

… self-confidence was no good whatever; in fact it was a total liability. (The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, page 23)

Easy response is, “I’m okay.”
Funny. It’s been my mantra
so many years, since “I’m fine”
from the oxygen tent,
my five-year-old confidence
speaking out. Was it really
self confidence? Or people
pleasing. I know the answer.
I know the importance.
Self-confidence takes
a back seat in me
to just about everything.
Good thing. God thing.
I’m not in charge. I don’t need
confidence in me.
Just in the boss
and in me, willingness
to not be it.