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In a recent episode of The Potential Psychology Podcast I interviewed relationship and dating psychologist Melanie Schilling. You might know her as an expert on Married at First Sight Australia. What you might not know is that when Mel's not on the telly she works with professional women to develop their confidence and self-belief, allowing them to flourish in their life and career.
I figured we can all benefit from a confidence-boost from time to time so I asked Mel for her tips on increasing self belief.
“The people who really excel often have an amazing growth mindset. They are incredibly able to deal with the discomfort and pain of failure; to look at it as a learning opportunity and to see how they can grow and thrive and learn from that.”
We spend a lot of time and energy lamenting, 'What's wrong with me?' but what if we forgot about 'what's wrong' for a moment and considered 'what's right?' How much better would you feel if you spent your days thinking about what's right?
As I write this I'm listening to Katie Noonan. She's not three metres from me and she is mesmerising. Her searing voice, her soothing style, her astounding musical talent and her easy, easy charm.
It's in these moments that self doubt beckons. It's in these moments, in the presence of such deeply innate talent - seemingly effortless talent - that we, I, feel so pedestrian. So very average. So very unspecial.