Today I want to share a “WAIT, WHAT?!”-moment with you. (It’s one of those moments when you find out that something you’ve believed your entire life doesn’t hold true.)
I always used to assume that self-confidence is a product of having the right looks, money, and status.
Following that logic, what you need to become truly confident is to either to look better, make more money or earn more social status, right?
Well, if that’s true, why is this then the case?
- Why have I come across several good-looking people with terrible self-confidence?
- Why have I have come across even more not-at-all good-looking people with amazing self-confidence?
- Why do I have several wealthy friends (both self-made or rich parents) who are still awkward and lack confidence in social settings?
- Why do I know loads of people who live paycheck to paycheck who have an abundance of self-confidence and social status?
These observations reveal that money, looks and status don’t seem to be a straight path to confidence.