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What's Stopping You Being More Confident? by Robert Kelsey

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No one gives you confidence. It’s not a gift – perhaps bestowed by a guru or mentor, or even a higher power. And it’s not innate. It’s something you develop, almost from the day you’re born. That said, significant others can play a major role in determining whether you develop strong confidence, or whether – like me – you become under-confident. Impatient parents, critical siblings, inept teachers: all can turn the impressionable and mouldable young child into someone lacking the basic tools for confidence (see Part Two). Yet this doesn’t condemn us. It just means we have to develop the required attributes for confidence as adults. Of course, this is a deliberate endeavour and therefore a much harder pursuit. Nonetheless, confidence ...

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