Confidence comes from within

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence… but it comes from within… It is there all the time. (Anna Freud). This quote led to two insights that are helpful in recover our confidence when it falters:
1.Being confident is NOT a character trait, it’s an internal experience involving thinking, feeling, acting, and behaving.
2.Confidence ebbs and flows according to the stories we tell ourselves about our connection (or not) with ourselves and the world, now, in the past and in the future.