I Want To Be Confident
In today's virtual, social networking world, there is a downside: online rather than personal interaction is creating a climate of social awkwardness and a lack of confidence, particularly among young people. If we don't demonstrate our abilities or show our unique qualities, it's difficult to be confident about them. We need to practice to improve our confidence and we need to know how. No one is 100 per cent confident all the time. Most of us feel confident about some things, but notothers, which provides a place to start and something on which to build as we learn to be confident. And once we realize that we can address this, we can learn ways to manage new situations or things we fear with newly acquired confidence skills. I Want to be Confident takes a look at the underpinning psychology of confidence, what it is, and how to learn it when it doesn't come naturally. Harriet Griffey identifies what it takes to improve confidence so that we can embrace our social and working lives, and our personal and professional relationships more positively, and in a way that authentically reflects who we are and what we want to achieve.
HARRIET GRIFFEY is a journalist and health editor living in London.