Is it their upbringing? Or perhaps ‘freedom of expression’ at an early age? Or was it ingrained in their DNA?
This topic is very personal to me, and one which I am very passionate about having been on the other side of the ‘confidence trap’ until well into my teens. Suffering from low self-esteem, through my own experiences, reminds me just how debilitating life can be without confidence. You withdraw from the real world, you start to doubt anything and everything about yourself. You start to feel inferior. It’s a horrible trap to fall into BUT it doesn’t have to be this way! Speaking from my own experience, you do not have to be born with confidence to acquire it! You just have to work really, really hard at attaining it. I can comfortably say for me, confidence was a skill developed over time and never stops being developed. It requires some serious guts and determination as you will fall but fear not as your persistence will pay off and help you rise in more ways than you can imagine.
Over the years I have learned some great tricks of the trade and mastered some pretty powerful tools which I want to share with YOU to ensure you get the confidence you need today, so that you can do or be the person you want to be without falling into the ‘confidence trap’.
Those tools start with exploring your appearance, attitude and behaviour (AAB). Exploring and aligning your AAB will boost your confidence, allow you to step outside your comfort zone and allow you to tackle any challenge life throws your way!
Stay tuned over the coming weeks as I expand more on what I really mean by ‘exploring and aligning your appearance, attitude and behaviour (AAB)’.
Have a great week!