Who are you?
There are lots of factors that make up confidence in a person, but pin me down and ask me the one most important factor for long-term confidence, I would go for:
Knowing who you are, and what your values are.
It’s shocking how many people can’t really answer this question based off much of a thought process.
Oh people will answer alright.
‘My values are to be kind to everybody’.
‘My values are that we should look after the environment’.
Cliches that we know are socially acceptable.
Not to say that these aren’t good values to have. But are they yours, or somebody else’s? Do they get to the core of who you are, what you’re about, and what you believe about the world?
When you can answer these questions without hesitation, you have a much clearer path for what you should be spending your time doing.
Otherwise, you may be drifting along in life, making your decisions based on somebody else’s values…