is in the eye of the beholder.
I was telling a new acquaintance recently the story about Cool Chicks and my passion for building confidence and positive body-image for all you great girlies out there. She was totally surprised when I mentioned that I am constantly struggling with self-esteem issues. I’ve had this reaction before… I guess I come across more confident than I really am (thank goodness!).
I was trying to figure out why that is… how am I fooling these folks?
I worry that people won’t like me, or that I’m not as smart as I should be, or any number of annoying thoughts that nag me throughout the day. But… luckily, I’ve gotten into the habit of talking to myself. I look back on my history… things that I’ve overcome, goals that I’ve achieved, etc. and I tell myself that I didn’t really feel confident about any one of those, but yet – I was able to do them. That is pretty empowering!
I don’t know that anyone is 100% confident, but I think it’s pretty good to get to the point where you can talk yourself into at least acting confident.