19th August 2017
Our author Charlotta Hughes offers her thoughts on why we often struggle to improve our self-confidence:
Would you love to feel more confident? More self-assured and better able to go out and grab opportunities head on?
Well, you’re not alone! It’s absolutely the most common thing I hear from clients. They wish they could feel more positive about themselves, more self assured and more able to acknowledge deep down that they are good enough.
What often goes hand in hand with this is a tendency to beat oneself up. Do you find yourself saying things like ‘How could I think that?’ ‘How could I do that?’ ‘I’m so stupid!’ What kind of idiot am I?’…. If you didn’t lack confidence before these internal conversations, I’d say you’re pretty certain to after a short while having them. Conversations with yourself! The great news is that as it’s you doing it, you can change it!
The thing is, there are a number of myths associated with confidence that can hold you back from enjoying the confidence that otherwise would be absolutely available for you. Here are the top 6 as I see it:
Here’s to a more confident you!
If you want to read more from Charlotta, take a look at her book “Being More Confident”