Confidence is not something that can be taught, however, it can be built steadily over time.

For those of you who don’t know how or where to start, The School of Life has created a video that doubles as a guide to help build your confidence.

“Confidence is a skill, not a gift from the gods. And it is a skill founded on a set of ideas about the world and our natural place within it. These ideas can be systematically studied and gradually learnt, so that the roots of excessive hesitancy and compliance can be overcome. We can school ourselves in the art of confidence.”

The fastest route to confidence is to stop being so attached to one’s dignity and seriousness; and plainly admit that one is – of course – an idiot.

“The topic of confidence is too often neglected by serious people: we spend so much time acquiring technical skills, so little time practising the one virtue that will make those skills effective in the world…

Watch the video below to learn more, or click here to read more on the subject.