CHAPTER 4 WHERE DOES YOUR LACK OF CONFIDENCE COME FROM?

Where does a lack of confidence come from? Take a wild guess. It might be a definite ‘childhood’ for anyone who feels they got knocked back by parents and teachers. For others it may be a reserved ‘childhood’ if parents did their best but teachers were critical (or vice versa). For those who are baffled because their childhood was pretty ‘normal’ or they’re confident in some areas and not in others, the answer might be ‘childhood?’ with a question mark.

Here’s where you need to remember that defining confidence is complex in itself. If you’re caught up in ‘I’ve made such a mess of my life’, this lack of confidence could be the result of life circumstances. Add divorce + redundancy + ...

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