Have you ever doubted yourself or felt like you didn’t belong? I have…many times. No matter how hard I pretend to feel confident in a situation I often end up an observer, rather than an active participant. But then I came across this inspirational talk Amy Cuddy gave in Edinburgh via TED (amazing organisation devoted to “ideas worth spreading”). In her talk, Cuddy discusses how body language affects how others see us and how it may also change how we see ourselves.
Although the transformation may not happen overnight, I reckon it’s worth giving her ideas a shot. In the words of Amy Cuddy, “Don’t fake it until you make it. Fake it until you become it.” I encourage you to take a moment to listen to this brief talk — perhaps it will inspire you, too.