Being Well Podcast: How to Become Self-Confident
October 16, 2023

In today’s episode of the Being Well Podcast, Forrest Hanson and Dr. Rick Hanson explore how we can improve our self-confidence, which helps us become psychologically flexible and create healthy boundaries with other people.

They explain why becoming better at something doesn’t always make us more confident, the two paths of gaining confidence and releasing insecurity, and how we can release insecurity over time. They then talk about the differences between confidence and narcissism, dealing with other people when they try to put us down, and how we can develop an authentic sense of self-worth.

Key Topics:

  • 0:00: Introduction
  • 2:15: Discerning confidence from capability
  • 8:10: Releasing insecurity vs. gaining confidence
  • 13:25: Sources of insecurity, celebrating others’ vision, and tapping into universal currents
  • 20:30: Redefining what a win looks like, and surrendering to the best in ourselves
  • 26:30: Finding people who believe in you, taking action, and not knowing
  • 31:20: Our core beliefs, why they are rational, and how to update them
  • 34:35: Self-worth, and confidence in your own innate goodness
  • 38:55: The difference between self-confidence and narcissism
  • 44:00: Facing the fear of what will happen if you are confident
  • 52:00: When being poorly received is about others and not you
  • 54:45: Recap

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