Long title…I know! The thing is, this is how it is. I’ve worked with countless numbers of 5 year olds and countless numbers of entrepreneurial women and the 5 year olds have way more confidence in their own ability!
Why is this? It’s because at 5 we haven’t yet been programmed to not believe in ourselves. Sadly, after this point the adults around us, including those at school, instil us with self-doubt and this is like opening a doorway to negative thoughts and beliefs. This doorway is wide open and we don’t know how to shut it.
By the time we are fully-fledged adults we have been fully programmed to think negative thoughts and, just like a computer programme, these thoughts whirr away in our unconscious mind completely unchecked.