It is hard to say exactly what confidence is, but it can be thought of as our personal perceptions of our own value and capabilities. (Yeah, I am also confused). Basically, it is how we view our own value and abilities. If we are confident, we feel like we are valuable and can do almost anything. If we don’t have confidence well…it is the opposite.
Being confident can be hard, especially if you have people in your life who make you feel worthless. (Hint: cut those people out of your life).
We tend to think people are born confident, but it is more a practice than anything else. That’s right, it is a skill that can be practiced by anyone.
The skill is building yourself up. Watch your thoughts. Start listening to how you speak to yourself. Are you breaking yourself down? Telling yourself you’re rubbish? Trust me, I have been there.
Start slowly changing the conversations you have with yourself. Start ignoring the constant negative chatter, and slowly but surely, start replacing it with thoughts that build you up – that make you feel good about who you are. Just scrounge for any positive thing that you could possibly think about yourself.
Don’t know where to start? Start by pretending. Pretend that you are talking to someone you love. What would you say about who they are, or what they can do? Well, even if it feels silly, start speaking to yourself as if you were talking to that loved one. Start small, then make it a habit.
It always feels good to receive support or complements – confidence happens when these comments are directed towards us, by us.
Be patient. You are not going to become Donald Trump in a day. This will take time. Just work at it slowly and in your own time.
Change your perspective and uncover a way forward for you!
Just as You Are by Michelle and Kelly Skeen. This book offers simple tips to help you overcome feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness, stop comparing yourself to others, and be more open and accepting of all aspects of who you are.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
This book asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear.
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
By the end of the book you'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change and how to change what you don't love.
Cher is a rich high school student, learning to cope with adolescence and its problems. She helps a new student gain popularity and discovers her own value and feelings in the process.
A League of Their Own Dottie and Kit are drafted into a professional baseball league along with several other women. However, things take a turn when Jimmy, an alcoholic and a former star, is forced to manage them.
Before graduation, best friends Amy and Molly realise that they have been cast aside by their peers for being bookworms and pretentious. They then decide to let loose and make up for the lost time.
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