ASK JULES EXCLUSIVE: HOW CAN I BE MORE CONFIDENT?
My name is Haley. I'm in 8th grade, and my problem is that I don't know how to break out of my shell. At school I'm the quiet type. I don't really know how to be more confident in myself when I talk to others. Like, sometimes I can, then there are times where I'll just stand there and listen to everyone instead.
When I'm at home I'm more confident. It's weird because I make youtube videos and everyone says that I'm more outgoing in those than at school, but I just don't know how to be myself around other people because I'm scared that I'll just make a fool of myself or say the wrong thing. Can you help me?
I have many friends who are more comfortable being quiet and observant in person than they are on television or stage. It’s just part of their personality and what makes them who they are! If it’s something you wish to change about yourself then it’s something you can work on, but if you’re comfortable there, why change?
As far as being afraid to make a fool of yourself, well that’s just silly! We all goof up. We are only human! Ask yourself, what’s the worst thing that can come from saying the wrong thing or doing something embarrassing? Maybe someone laughs... so laugh with them! It's really no big deal. You move onward and upward.
Don’t let fear prevent you from shining as bright as I know you can!