Immerse Yourself in an Artistic Project For a Major Confidence Boost
Confidence is cultivated outside one's comfort zone. This is why immersive artistic activity is such a boost to one's confidence.
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"One of the most profound things we learned in our research for this book is that confidence is a wonderful thing for all of our lives, not just our professional lives."
“This workshop really grew from an interest in art and identity, building a sense of self-confidence through the actual process of art-making, making discoveries and questioning those discoveries, and then coming to a new place with yourself and with your work."
One of the women, Kayla Kizer, drew inspiration from one of the exhibit's photos featuring a homeless man curled up for warmth. She says the experience has pushed her to campaign for a homeless shelter to be built in her town, an actionable pursuit directly tied to her artistic experience.
There's no reason why the lessons and message of "Through Our Lens" can't translate to your own life. Think about how you can incorporate your own brand of confidence-growing creativity. Place yourself outside your comfort zone and think about how to tell the story of your own experience. You may just find the spark that propels you to the next realm of confidence and poise.
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