The following is a guest post response to The Confidence Gap.
You know that quote about “do one thing outside your comfort zone each day” or the other one which admonishes us to do something scary on the daily?
I call bullshit on that.
My entire life lately is outside of my comfort zone, scares the shit out of me and it’s not helping build my confidence.
If building confidence is like building muscles (or so my trainer says) then my life should have me looking like an American ninja warrior contestant.
Spoiler alert: I do not look like that.
I don’t know I believe there’s a confidence gap between men and women, but I think that’s mainly because I’m so focused on the confidence void within myself.
Taking care of confidence on the home-front so to speak before I give a thought to what anyone else is doing.
I don’t have any answers around acquiring confidence.
I do, however, have a deep commitment to creating it within myself because I know it’s key for me to finding/maintaining self-love.
To that end I'm attempting to harness the power of this mantra:
To gain confidence I must step into my life with courage.
Courage and not fear.
I'm choosing to find confidence in places which do not scare me.
I'll let you know if it works.
Do you have musings around confidence gained or lost?