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ELIMINATE SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS AND PERFORMANCE ANXIETY, FOREVER

Building confidence requires not only believing in yourself but also getting rid of self-consciousness and anxiety. Easier said than done, I know.

KNOW HOW YOUR MIND WORKS: CONSCIOUSLY, UNCONSCIOUSLY, AND SELF-CONSCIOUSLY

To better understand self-consciousness, let’s first consider the different functions of the conscious mind and the unconscious mind. When I became interested in this topic (and neuroscience in general), I learned that 95 percent of our brain activity—such as breathing, digestion, and blinking—is beyond conscious awareness.* Therefore, a lot of our survival as humans is owed to unconscious brain and body functioning. In fact, if we were able to choose between ...

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