As a recovering perfectionist, I have struggled a lot with confidence and worthiness. Growing up, I had terrible self-esteem (although I was pretty good at hiding it). I was constantly picking myself apart and never felt good enough. For most of my life, I told myself “when ___ (insert achievement here) happens, I’ll be happy and confident.” Many of my clients relate to this mentality.

Unfortunately, as I am sure you have found too,

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One of the things that I have struggled with the most in my life is a low self-confidence. I used to be quite the perfectionist (I’m in recovery now;). Perfectionism can create quite a bit of negative self-talk, which retrains your subconscious to constantly pick out the negative things about yourself. As a result, it can completely destroy your self-confidence and self-esteem. After all, how can you feel good about yourself if you are regularly pointing out all the ways in which you aren’t good enough?

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