Some people make “confidence” look smooth and easy. It isn’t. Like all skills and attitudes, confidence is cultivated by efforts that lead to successes and failures. Your ability to endure the failures and get up again is as much part of your confidence building as your ability to create successes after efforts are engaged. So as you recover and create that newer version of yourself, authenticate your confidence! Let me know your trail of ups and downs. firstname.lastname@example.org.