Confidence isn’t binary. It isn’t something you either have or you don’t. Rather, it’s something you practice, grow into, and develop. This is important because if you’ve developed an identity around “not being confident,” you can just as easily develop the identity of, “I’m growing my confidence.” This is a growth mindset as opposed to a fixed one, and it matters. It changes you from the inside out.
One of the most basic ways to practice confidence is with your speech. Here are some terms to stop using if you want to supercharge your confidence.
As in, “I’ll try to make it to that meeting.”