For years I was consumed with self doubt and as a result, lived a pretty mediocre life. I people-pleased, and performed constantly in order to receive the praise I needed to feel worthy.
And when that didn't bring the happiness I was looking for, I did more. I tried harder. I worked longer hours and ignored that feeling of overwhelm for as long as I could.
Suddenly, i realized the only choice I had was to stay in the same pattern of self destruction or make some pretty big changes to my life. I chose to change.
I dove head first into personal development and it was then that I learned that I had power over my thoughts. I could choose what I wanted to think and feel and that's when I started creating my life very intentionally and getting results that made me deeply happy.
I learned that when I had my own back, I didn't need anyone else's support or praise. Self confidence was what I really needed all along.
As my self confidence grew, so did my levels of success and joy.