Recently I listened to an incredible podcast that discusses the make-up of confidence. The speaker presents confidence through 3 layers starting from the outer most layer, the surface level, then moving into the lifestyle level, and lastly, the core level.
The surface level is essentially what is on the outside and what people see (the way you dress, the way you engage your body, the way you talk and communicate with others and etc). The lifestyle level is also more or less tangible. It contains aspects of life that people derive confidence from such as their career, hobby, social network, possessions and properties. The speaker suggests that people are often mutated in the lifestyle level, where we tend to have one dominant area, and often we derive confidence only through career and fall out of balance such as relationship building. Lastly, the core confidence is who we are when nothing else remains. Sort of like Iron Man. "My armor was never a distraction or a hobby, it was a cocoon, and now I'm a changed man. You can take away my house, all my tricks and toys, but one thing you can't take away - I am Iron Man." I am curious - which level of confidence are you the most confident with at the moment? And which level are you hung up on that you know you need to work on?
Personally I feel like I need to work on all three. Haha... 😂🙏 📸: @yoga_angell