Just a word here about false confidence, the kind you purchase with alcohol or some other chemical. Don't do it. You can't gain confidence through some substance. It wears off, you get hung over, and it's absolutely obvious in the worst kind of way. You may think you appear confident, but everyone else just thinks you're drunk, high, a jerk, or all of the above. Think about how uncool you notice some people to be when you're the designated driver — stone cold sober — and they're three sheets to the wind. 'Nuff said.
When I'm talking confidence, I'm talking the real McCoy that comes from knowing and trusting yourself, knowing that you're not perfect but trusting that you'll do the best you can with what you've got.
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