Let Me Ask You a Question – 12/12/18

Is confidence something you are born with or is it something you develop?

34 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You a Question – 12/12/18

  1. I think both. I think we are born with a certain amount of confidence, but through positive feedback and hard work, our confidence grows as our abilities grow. I believe a lot of it is genetic and a lot of it is through exposure. By the same token, if all we hear is negativity, we will question everything and question our abilities.

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      • I believe all people are. Im not sure we call it confidence in newborn infants, because I think we use that word until kids get older. I think of a baby who has the confidence to try and stand, walk, or reach (basics for sure) but to me the same concept. I think at a certain age, we need to start nurturing it, especially when the competitive world at large starts influencing a person and they may begin to have a lack of confidence.

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  2. Watching my grandchildren I believe they’re born with absolute confidence and trust. My 7 month old granddaughter is quite confident she can get her entire foot into her mouth. She’s confident she can reach things far above her head. The older kids also have a lot of confidence but I see where the world can sometimes erode it.

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      • I agree and it’s a shame that conformity is something the world tends to expect. Now that I’m older I’ve decided to be a total non-conformist; at least in the way I dress.


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