When we talk of confidence, we think of being happy with our appearance, giving a presentation without nerves or taking on a challenge like a marathon or a parachute jump.
But confidence is so much more than that.
Authentic confidence is an unwavering inner calm, strength and wellbeing that allows you to live YOUR life on YOUR terms.
We live in a world that tells you how you should be.
We are pushed around by cultural expectations and societal norms, fuelled by the media and social platforms. We are subjected to incessant messages about what our lives, career, bodies and relationships should look like. We are encouraged to strive for perfection and told we can have it all, all the time.
If we go all out, work harder and give more, we will be rewarded with external approval and happiness. On top of it all, we are supposed to look good, feel good, maintain an active social life and intimacy in our relationships. It all seems like too much.
It is. It is exhausting and not what a confident life looks or feels like.