Wondering if any of you grew up with low self-esteem/confidence and at some point in your life you were able to build and have insane amount of confidence? I can't recall from childhood where I was confident. I was never that cool kid growing up, I didn't excel in sports or any other extra curricular activities. I am always fearful of being judged(i know its all in my head but its hard to get it out). I always had anxiety talking to people with higher profession. whether its have a regular conversation with a high school teacher or now my boss I act shy and in most cases I lack eye contact.