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Self-confidence

http://zenhabits.net/25-killer-actions- ... onfidence/

It seems to have a lot of influence on many things of how we are... our capability to actually pursue our dreams, maybe accomplish them and to become better people. I think that with self-confidence we can get the balls to do what we want, and by actually accomplishing that we can get happiness. It seems that a lot of my unhappiness comes from my lack of capability to do what I want.
Thoughts?

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01-01-2011 07:12 AM
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Re: Self-confidence

It may sound silly but listening to gangsta rap boosts my self confidence massively. I feel like a boss when listening to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC7q7eTVMxg
01-01-2011 07:16 AM
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Re: Self-confidence

self confidence what is that
01-01-2011 08:16 AM
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Re: Self-confidence

just do whatever you wanna do... if they don't like it, raise your middle finger. it boosts self confidence.

my last name is hitler.
01-01-2011 09:56 PM
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Re: Self-confidence

Thanks for the link! My self confidence is very fluid and sometimes even making a post on some forums can be difficult.
And sometimes it's easy to make megalomaniac blog posts that everyone can see.
I would prefer staying in the middle so much.

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01-04-2011 09:15 PM
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Re: Self-confidence

Is self-assurance synonymous with self-confidence?
I feel like I'm sure about what I stand for and where I'm going, but somehow I always feel incompetent.
01-06-2011 10:31 AM
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Self Confidence < Self Respect
01-07-2011 01:35 AM
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Re: Self-confidence

Noo
Regaining your self confidence is much more difficult than people think it is. People with low self esteem live with a negative mind and it is very hard to change it. Without confidence, it's almost impossible to achieve what we want. AH. I myself is quite a self concious person, I knew that I wanted to change my life but I just can't seem to do it. That's quite confusing but I guess things will get better.

God is very fair because he's being unfair to everybody.
01-13-2011 03:27 AM
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adorkyweirdo Wrote:Noo
Regaining your self confidence is much more difficult than people think it is. People with low self esteem live with a negative mind and it is very hard to change it. Without confidence, it's almost impossible to achieve what we want. AH. I myself is quite a self concious person, I knew that I wanted to change my life but I just can't seem to do it. That's quite confusing but I guess things will get better.
I agree, hell I haven't been able to really do anything yet.

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01-13-2011 12:13 PM
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