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

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TRUST AND JUDGEMENT

As any thesaurus will tell you, trust and confidence are interchangeable words. Yet the trust we’re concerned with here deals with our relationships. It means having inner confidence with others. In this respect, trust is a vital building block for confidence – not least because distrust destroys our confidence more effectively than just about any other external consideration.

Trust is certainly a challenging area for me – at first being overly trustworthy (perhaps emotionally over-investing in a particular person) before swinging wildly towards distrust, almost as if their actions confirmed my unconscious conviction that betrayal was inevitable. Such volatility has been a feature of both my work and personal lives, and ...

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