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Many believe that confidence is something people are, not posses. This is partly true.
While confidence is an internal skill, it is still a skill. Like all behavioral patterns, it is one that at some point took practice, and now is done without effort. Shyness is a learnable skill. Bravery is a learnable skill, etc.
Cultivating confidence is one of the things martial arts is fantastic at. And, if you are not already training in an empowering martial art, I would highly recommend it as part of your awesome-training.
Recommended Reading: What to say when you talk to yourself
Sensei Ono, Shinka Martial Arts
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