Simple, quaint, and charming, the “Confidence” poster features six little girls all practicing simple ballet positions in front of a large mirror. With their feet nicely turned out, some of the girls have their arms lifted high over their heads to form a circular shape. At the bottom part of the poster, a quote is written in cursive, dark red letters: “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are.” Indeed, the quote itself speaks volumes, as do the image of these kids trying their hardest to be good at something they love doing: dancing.
Ballet requires determination, passion, and discipline. It’s not only the body type and feet that are important, success in ballet also lies in the heart and soul of the dancer. How many people are there in the world who have been given the opportunity to pursue what they really love and yet back down because they think they aren’t good enough or that they don’t have enough talent? There are many of them who turn away in the face of challenges, who take the easy way out. Their dreams are left unfulfilled, and their reality remains a stark contrast to what could have been had they believed that they have the power to make their dreams come true.
“Confidence”, looking like a simple, ordinary poster at first glance, actually imparts a message that everyone should keep in their minds. Having confidence and believing in one’s power to turn dreams into reality is essential in life. This poster is a great present to anyone who needs to be reminded that in oneself lies the choice, the chance, and the power to pursue something one believes in and aspires for. Inspiring and adorable, this piece featuring little girls in tutus is also great for anyone aspiring to be a ballerina.