by Angie Langley

Self-confidence is a crucial consider nearly each facet of our lives, but so many people battle to search out it. I haven’t at all times been essentially the most assured particular person and as a baby was desperately shy, particularly in school the place I used to be usually picked on for being the quiet one standing within the nook of the playground afraid to hitch in with the others. It was additionally a significant disaster for me within the classroom when requested to face up and communicate throughout English and French classes which regularly ending up in recitals of garbled gobbledegook, giving the remainder of the category a very good snort and making me a major goal for a gaggle of ladies who always bullied me.

My solely defensive mechanism in these days was to flee right into a world of countless daydreams which supplied me with the power to detach myself from my speedy environment and disappear right into a La La Land of romantic heroes’ and completely happy eternally endings. My faculty stories had been at all times fairly predictable… ‘ Jennifer gained’t obtain something in life until she stops her foolish daydreaming’. Finally for me although it was a matter of surviving faculty, if solely with a restricted variety of qualifications.

All through my grownup life my self-confidence has grown in dribs and drabs, nevertheless it was only some years in the past when my life took an emotional tumble after a failed relationship that I lastly discovered my internal self by taking a danger and stepping out of my consolation zone, studying new abilities and stretching myself past my earlier capabilities.

This new discovered confidence led me to writing my first novel, ‘Jennifer Brown’s Journey’ which is basically based mostly by myself private experiences, a good way of expressing my internal ideas. I’ve at all times needed to write down a ebook that above all would make folks snort, however for steadiness I additionally needed to incorporate some poignant conditions and actual life drama that individuals might relate to.

My preliminary makes an attempt at writing a ebook solely served to spotlight the wasted durations of my training however I persevered, decided to enhance and able to be taught from my earlier errors. It was throughout that interval that I started to grasp what was actually holding me again. It wasn’t my lack of training however that my quiet, subdued character had led me to turning into a submissive particular person, at all times keen to assist, to please, however laying me open to being dominated by an ex accomplice to the extent that my self-worth had dived near zero.

What I wanted was to be surrounded by individuals who would encourage and assist me alongside the trail I needed to go as a author. A number of years after my earlier relationship collapsed I used to be lucky to discover a kindred spirit, somebody who actually beloved me and supplied me the encouragement and assist that had been so missing up to now. Then, like a spring flower rising from the depths of a harsh winter I began to blossom, confidence and my dormant creativity was beginning to develop. My first ebook was an affirmation of my new, assured self and its success has led to the present creation of a sequel, the second in a trilogy deliberate for the long run. The act of writing, recording my life’s expertise, has additionally acted as a type of catharsis, permitting me the readability of imaginative and prescient to look past the previous right into a a lot brighter future.

So confidence must be nurtured and inspired by these round you. They should perceive your difficulties and genuinely wish to show you how to alongside the highway to a extra constructive and assertive lifestyle. Negativity and discouragement from others solely serves to trample on the fragile flowering of the self-confidence we’re all able to attaining in life.



Angie Langley is an creator from Wiltshire who’s first novel ‘Jennifer Brown’s Journey’ focuses on her actual life experiences when life took an emotional tumble within the not-so distance previous. A lighthearted, humorous learn, the primary in a collection of three books Angie tells her story with with honesty and luggage of humour together with poignant and on a regular basis conditions that many ladies will relate to. Now a motivational speaker who champions the significance of self-belief she tackles the topic of self-confidence and the way the dearth of it usually results so many in our society. Angie is satisfied confidence must be nurtured and inspired by these round us and is at the moment within the means of beginning up a Fb web page encouraging girls to speak about their lack of self-confidence and in return supply free recommendation. Her message to different girls

“The important thing to self-confidence is believing YOU CAN!”

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