Ellenor Cox provides regular insights and advice for supercharging your creative career. They all just happen to start with the letter C. In her last In the Key of C column, she discussed how the key to courage is letting go of certainties. Here she identifies the relationship between confidence and self-doubt.
How many times to do you say to yourself, ‘I wish I could do that or try that: If only I had the confidence’? Many of us view confidence as some kind of gift that’s genetically bestowed upon us rather than something that we have control over. My favourite definition of confidence is by author and motivational speaker Mel Robbins: