lack of confidence

So I'm fairly new to this area but for the past few months I've been really struggling to get a grip with some serious confidence issues.

I currently work in a sales environment which demands a high amount of confidence but I am really struggling to get a grip with my life. I have always been fairly shy and thought a step into sales would help me come out of my shell. I have just started a new job which requires me to go out and meet clients face to face but every meeting I feel so insignificant, so insecure that I can't actually do the job that its playing with my mind. My confidence is at an all time low. I feel so stuck in my life with no clear path.

I feel I've made wrong decisions my entire adult life and now I'm deeply unhappy. I've even contemplated just running away or worse. I want to get my confidence back but maybe I'm just shy/introverted by nature and will never have a lot of confidence. I have an amazing girlfriend who I'd do anything for but all I think is that I'm dragging her down.

Would anyone have any suggestions about how to cope with a lack of confidence?

User Comments

Have you tried talking to a professional? CBT can help you change your thinking and might make your issues with confidence a bit easier? It worked for me, so thought I'd mention it.