Self Confidence Story
One of our first clients had anxiety and self-confidence issues. Although a very intelligent person, he had trouble socializing. After he recovered, he asked us to publish a simple story he wrote that was indicative of his journey into self-exploration.
boy: Old man, I think I have a problem.
old man: Tell me, what is troubling you?
boy: When I am in a group of people, I feel uncomfortable. I hesitate to speak, I feel distant. The others do not give me much importance. This affects my mood very negatively and after a while I cannot participate at all.
old man: I see. Your self-confidence is not high yet. I can suggest some exercises. It is not easy, but if you persist, you are going to see results.
...six months later...
boy: Old man, it worked!
old man: Really? What happened?
boy: Now whenever I am amongst people, I can talk and participate without any problem. People pay attention to me. I did it!
old man: You really have improved very much.
boy: Now that I have acquired self-confidence, what else do I need to do?
old man: Keep doing the same exercises.
boy: But why? I don’t have this problem any more, I am cured.
old man: When you reach the level where you can be amongst people who will pay no attention to you and you can still be self confident, that is when you will be cured.
...a true story...
Antonio B., Milano-Italy
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