Confidence has been a touchy topic for me most of my life. I have always found it quite difficult to be confident in myself. A lot of this comes from a basic human trait, that we feel the need to compare ourselves to others. This is a problem because it prevents us from being happy with ourselves.
I have always had a habit of comparing myself to others, even though I know it’s simply not a good or healthy way of thinking. It’s something I’m working on, but it takes time to change and won’t happen overnight. When we can be confident about the various aspects of our lives, it allows us to simply be happier and healthier, and we feel mentally better. Definitely my powerlifting has helped me become more confident and feel physically and mentally stronger ( because it takes a lot of mental determination to lift heavy weights ) but it’s also led to me comparing myself to people who are stronger than me. So I simply need to focus on making myself stronger and not worry as much about other people.