First, let’s break down self-confidence to the basics. When I researched this on the internet and found a psychology site on the subject, it said, “Confidence or self-esteem is how you feel about yourself and your abilities. You develop this from an early stage as you grow and interact with other kids and family members. When you have a healthy self-esteem, it means you value yourself as a person and you trust your abilities and your feelings. Confidence gives you the desire to push yourself forward to try and experience new things. Trying new things and failing at times, as well as being successful other times, is necessary for your personal growth. Although it may be hard at times to fail in front of your peers, it is ultimately necessary. What happens to some, who don’t have the confidence in themselves, is they fear even trying what is asked of them to do. In many cases, fear alone is what causes the person to fail. Fear can actually cause you to create your own self-fulfilling prophecy.” We’ll get deeper into that a little later in the article.

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