If your life goal is to make anyone proud (even sometimes including yourself, subject to the goals required to be achieved) you are doomed to fail. Not only do you sacrifice the hours you could spend enjoying your life, making yourself and those around you happy, you waste your life on someone who wasted their lives on themselves.
Now I want to point out that I don't think there is anything wrong with Serena Williams getting her eyebrows shaped... Nor is there anything wrong with Serena choosing to share a photo of the experience, nor sharing the fact that Twitter trolls' spiteful comments have affected her. What unsettled me was Serena admission that her #haters have "won".
We women often fail to put boundaries in place to protect ourselves from stress, anxiety, overwork and other situations that drain the energy from us. Whether this be not saying no when deep down we know we should, or whether it be not setting personal boundaries around what we will and will not do for ourselves.
Whether we intend to or not, we form judgements about people almost immediately, to decide if they are 'friend' or 'foe' - whether we are safe in the company of someone like us, or whether we should be more alert to a potential threat. This is an instinctive reaction which, many generations ago helped our ancestors to survive.
If you feel your confidence is in need of support, then this week I share ten of my recommended confidence boosters. Use these in both your personal and professional life to crank up your confidence for the long haul. The wonderful news is that every single one of us can be massively confident, so long as we take action to build it.