Why self-confidence is a learned behavior

Why self-confidence is a learned behavior
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Why self-confidence is a learned behavior

It's said that the cornerstone for consistent high performance is self-confidence. This is a learned behavior. It's not something we are born with, self-confidence. Early on being able to develop and understand the mechanism of how self-confidence works and it's really critical, as parents, we have the opportunity to teach. Self-confidence is primarily a behavior of what a person says to themselves. It's the inner voice, that inner dialog. When we teach a person be aware of that dialog and clearly understand that there are two ways that our dialog goes. It's either helping to build our self-confidence or it's taking away. We can teach our young, talented children to be aware of the conversations that they are having with themselves. When we do that, we are developing the groundwork for developing self-confidence. It's a learned behavior that we can help model.


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