Why is that?
Because we want confidence to be “there,” already present. We want it to be a preset of living. You know, just an innate part of you.
But it isn’t.
If you have self-confidence that you can do something — regardless of preparation, training, knowledge, or skill — that is false self-confidence. And it will fail at the first moment of challenge.
Which is the innate problem in our current model of raising “self-confident children” (and, by the way, next week is the start of a series on Raising Thriving Children).
And it is why we keep hoping to feel confidence, first, rather than having to build it as we go.
Listen to this week’s podcast for the Thriving Tool of Confidence — and we will be wrapping up the Thriving Tool Series with this tool.
Tools of Thriving Series
Only Control What You Can
The Responsibility Formula
The Perspective Shift
Your Built-In Importance Indicator
The Importance Matrix
The Appreciation Approach
A Thriving Breath
Systemize Your Life
Using Mindfulness To Thrive