Gaining and developing self-confidence underlies all our lives and having self-confidence can improve every
aspect of life. Confident people are inspiring, fun to be around, they're less demanding emotionally and ooze independence and vitality.
Lack of self-confidence breeds fear... fear of failure, change or unfamiliar situations. This fear can restrict lives, offering less variety, happiness and success. Most people would benefit considerably from increasing their self-confidence.
When you lack confidence it's easy to talk negatively to yourself, for instance, 'I'll never be as good as that', 'I don't have what it takes', 'Everyone else seem so much more capable than me', 'He/she'll never be interested in me so why try?' These self statements are absorbed at a subconscious level and become beliefs which eventually become a self fulfilling prophecy, that knocks self-confidence even further.