1.2 - What is Confidence?

1.2 - What is Confidence?

There are a lot of misconceptions about confidence. Some people think it's extroversion, the loudest voice in the room, having the right answer, knowing what you're doing or doing something you're comfortable with. That's not confidence or courage. That's something entirely different. Instead of belaboring what I believe confidence is, I'll leave it the professionals:

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“Daring greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where scarcity and shame dominate and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of feeling hurt. “
— Brene Brown
 
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About Ellyn

I've spent the the majority of my life doubting myself. Doubting whether I was pretty enough, smart enough, capable enough, smooth enough, etc. It was all about whether I was enough. I let people's external validation define me. Or rather, my perceptions of what people thought of me. Those perceptions held me back my entire life. In my career, relationships, perception of myself. Years later, I finally started focusing on what I could do. It took stacks of books and years of diligent work, but I finally feel like I'm moving toward the confident person I want to become!