According to Wikipedia, “self-confidence” is a socio-psychological concept relating to self-assurance in one’s personal judgement, ability, and power.
Where did that sense of wonder, belief and determination in our abilities go?
How about the cowardly lion in the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz”? Until the Wizard helps the lion he does not understand that courage means acting in the face of fear, which he does frequently.
I highly recommend her 2015 book entitled “Presence.” Ms. Cuddy talks about power posing, standing like Wonder Woman in front of the mirror. If fearing something face it with power — fake it, until you make it. Her own personal story will bring tears to your eyes.
We all have free access to Lynda.com with your Westchester Library System card. Lynda.com is an extensive computer, business and communication training library. I recommend two notable courses on Lynda to help you build your confidence:
Let GPL be your guide to increasing your self-confidence!
Confidence at work: get it, feel it keep it
The Confidence Code
The Confidence Game
Confidence: how winning streaks and losing streaks begin and end
Courage: igniting self-confidence
Creative confidence: unleashing the creative potential within us all
The curse of the good girl: raising authentic girls with courage and confidence
Increasing your confidence
Stand up for your life: develop the courage, confidence, and character to fulfill your greatest potential
The tools: transform your problems into courage, confidence, and creativity
Paraphrasing the words of Katy Perry in her music video “Roar”
Lets hear you roar!