365 Steps to Self-Confidence by David Lawrence Preston
I'm intrigued by the opening remarks about low self-esteem and self-doubt.
A man who doubts himself is like a man who enlists in the ranks of the enemy and bears arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by being the first to be convinced of it. ~ Alexandre DumasThe David Lawrence Preston says this in his opening remarks:
"People who lack confidence and self-belief always underachieve. They're less adventurous and less likely to get the most out of life. They're more prone to a variety of stress-related problems, including anxiety, eating disorders and mental health problems. Lack of confidence holds you back."
And how do we build self-confidence? I haven't read the whole book yet, but in Chapter 1 Preston says he'll use the ITIA Formula. ITIA stands for:
- Assert your intention to be confident and make a commitment.
- Change your thinking - including attitudes and beliefs
- Imagine yourself as a confident person
- Act as if you're already confident - the more you speak and behave confidently, the more confident you will become.