I went to this meeting the other day... There were lots of people there, and the subject of confidence came up. As you may know, I have had my fair share (possibly more than my fair share) of issues with confidence.
I listened with interest as one lady said something so blindingly obvious. I wondered why it had never occurred to me.
You need to be your own best friend... if you were thinking of doing something new, and your best friend said to you, oh no, don't even try at that; you'll be crap and everyone will laugh at you! you'd find yourself a new best friend pretty damn quick! If we wouldn't talk to a friend like that, why is it ok to talk to ourselves like that?