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Thoughts on confidence

By: Jill Pertler

I read something today that changed my perception of the concept of confidence. It said something along the lines of:

“Confidence can’t be seen or heard. It can’t be created by anyone but you.”

I found this profound.

I’ve always believed I lacked confidence. I’m guessing many of us feel this way. I lived my life thinking my lack was simply the way things were. I saw other people as confident – born that way – and I envied them. I thought their confidence came from abilities or talents – a knowledge that they had what it took to stand out from the crowd in a good way.

I saw con...


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