Sometimes, the only effective way to increase our self-confidence is to completely forget about our sense of lacking confidence and to just do those things that make us feel insecure, vulnerable, and timid. Self-confidence is defined as “a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgement”. How do we expect ourselves to ever develop that trust without experimenting, becoming uncomfortable, making mistakes, falling? Lack of self-confidence grows from not knowing, from fear, from high expectations, so what better way to take that away than to try and demystify the image we’re painting in our heads? Get out there. Don’t listen to the pessimism. Practice, learn and grow. And with that, your self-confidence will flourish too.