It's good to say nice things about yourself especially publicly. Helps you build confidence which you can parlay into cool shit.
Let me tell you a story I was told about the branches of military.
When god created the earth he wanted the smartest to protect the sky so he made the Air Force to protect the sky.
He wanted the hardest working to protect the fragile seas so he made the Navy to protect the ocean.
He then needed the hardest and toughest to protect the land so he made the Marine Corps.
Finally god needed somewhere to put all the people who weren't the hardest and the toughest so he made the Army.
Yes you can. You are right now.