How do I develop self-confidence and embrace risk-taking, generally?
January 16, 2014 7:51 PM Subscribe
What can I do to reverse my deeply rooted low self-confidence, and to become more willing to take risks?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (20 answers total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
I have a lot of insecurities and low self-confidence, and it permeates every aspect of my life -- expressing opinions, proposing new ideas at work, disagreeing with coworkers or staff (I am a new manager), even choosing what restaurant to go to and planning events with my friends. It really, really sucks, and a recent three-sixty-degree work evaluation brought it home to me, and honestly scares me as its the demon i've been battling my whole life (however, i recently have greatly improved my depression symptoms and am up to a much better level than i've been in for a loooong time.) I recently discontinued therapy because what i originally went in there for several years ago -- classic depression/non-functioning/crying/ideation/etc is really mostly resolved and i wanted to focus time and money on other things like weight loss. Is there something more targeted I can be doing to work on my self-confidence and improve my willingness to take risks? I wish there was a bootcamp or immersion process for this, but i guess it doesn't really work like that (but if there is one, please let me know! :))