Low Self-Confidence — What's the Point?

Low self-confidence. What’s the point?

I’ve struggled with low self-confidence a lot in my life. Crushingly low at times. It seems to have been one of the big lessons I have had to explore on my journey. And it’s a tricky one at that.

An important thing I have learned about low self-confidence is that there’s really no point to it. It doesn’t take you anywhere. It doesn’t help you grow or feel good about yourself.

It usually immobilizes you, stopping you from moving forward in the direction you want to go by creating the “I can’t” internal dialog.

And the irony is that you NEED to be saying “I can” in order to move forward.

You don’t need to know what you’re doing all the time. But you DO need to be able to move forward. You need to be unlocked and free to have a go.

Be confident that you can learn. You can step forward.

You can.

Low self-confidence gets in the way of that forward movement. It has no productive purpose. There is no point to it.

None. Nada. Zip.

So let it go.

Let. It. Go

5 thoughts on “Low Self-Confidence — What's the Point?”

  1. You do need to let it go! One thing I’ve noticed is that others recognize it in people, too. And the only person who can help one let it go is oneself! Great entry.

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  2. I really love your blog and this post was such an encouragement to me. I’m finding that a lot of us adult ballet dancers are also type-A perfectionists and extremely critical of ourselves… well, at least I am! It really can hold you back and I’ve really been working to put more emphasis on how far I’ve come instead of beating myself up for how far I have to go!

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