I wish I could say that I was a confident person. I wish I could say that I walked into a room with my head held high, smile on my face and just radiated confidence wherever I went.
In reality, I’m a very self-conscious person. I am quick to find my flaws, worry more than I should about what others think and embarrass fairly easily. It’s this type of thinking that’s kept me from attempting so many of the things in life I wish I could do. That’s not to say that I haven’t done anything in life, because I have accomplished some pretty awesome things, but it’s definitely held me back from doing more and starting toward things sooner.
More than anything, I don’t like doing things by myself. At least not at first. I like to have someone there to hold my hand and take some of the attention off of me (even if there is no one paying any mind to me what-so-ever). It’s almost comical how quickly I revert to a scared little girl when faced with something new and intimidating to me.
I know without any doubt that I’m not the only one who has an inner scardy-cat trying to undo any feelings of confidence and self-worth out there so my question to you: how do you conquer those doubts when they creep up in your mind? Is this something you still struggle with or have you found a solution to bring out your inner confidence for all to see?