Yes. You CAN do this. That's the first thing I need to say. I challenge my thoughts and yours. Prove yourself wrong.
The next part I need in helping my confidence is interacting with others. I've been challenging myself to talk to five strangers daily, and it's been working. Now, I need something a bit bigger.
Then, the moment I get out of bed with this I can do anything attitude, it quickly drops. Some days, I'm lucky if I complete my AM breakfast regime. I then have to make choices for that day, pushing those goals I had for myself further and further away.
I know I have made some dumb comments, and I appreciate when people bring it to my attention. I can't change unless I'm told.
Once I realized what was happening, I self-sabotaged myself with humour: calling myself a doormat or someone who stood pretty strait for someone with no backbone.
If anything happens, I need to hold. I have to shut my ego up and not be so hard on myself that I’m not beating odds. They’re clearly stacked against me in a way I can’t get around.
In my case, I'm unsure what to do. It's a hard one to get people you know to stop asking you, let alone complete strangers. I welcome suggestions.