How do I build confidence and overcome fear!? ! (immense irrational fear that is responsible for my lack of confidence)
What advice, recommendations, books, websites, etc do you guys have to help me? I can't afford therapy though. My fears seem to run my life and ruin my confidence but I can't overcome them.
I have accomplished a lot with college and school (clubs, leadership roles, high honors, scholarships, etc) and I am 10 years older than when these issues began yet I haven't overcome or outgrown my confidence issues. If anything they are worse.
I am insecure about the way I look, walk, and talk. I feel that "dumber" kids with more confidence will do better in the jobs I qualify for than I will (straight A's). I feel I am not deserving of opportunities (like I am a lesser person).
I have a huge problem talking to women. I have never been able to flirt, hold a conversation, or maintain eye contact with girls I like (due to fear).
My poor confidence is going to limit my career and romance opportunities. I want to reach for the stars, but as it is now my confidence will have me laying in the mud.