Early childhood experiences and traumas impact young people’s self-esteem and confidence. Confidence is the belief in oneself and one’s ability to succeed. Knowing you are at least good at something is a huge boost.
You can learn confidence. It is developed when you know you can handle the outcome of whatever you pursue. Developing confidence in one area can overflow into other areas of life. Having a positive outlook and being able to handle unpleasant feelings set you on the path to confidence.
When disappointment hits, you must allow your body to experience the physiological effects of the unpleasant feelings. It takes about ninety seconds for your body to run out the physiological effects.
When you dwell on unpleasant feelings, your mind is trying to reach a resolution. Be mindful of what you’re thinking, feeling and observing. Insights may come that result in expressions, decisions or actions.
Listen as Dr. Joan Rosenberg joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to discuss how to develop confidence.