Many people credit some of their success to others who believed in them and urged them on when their confidence abated. A personal cheerleader could be a companion, friend, or family member who believes in you, takes an eager interest and encourages you, and helps lift your self-confidence, even if they raise some practical questions.
This cheerleader could indeed be a mirror through which you can see yourself. Somebody who encourages you to process and think through your experiences and reframe mistakes as opportunities to learn. Somebody who can help you notice things you do well, however small.
Idea for Impact: A personal cheerleader is a pivotal element of a meaningful, resilient life. Curtailing negative self-talk is difficult when you’re trying to build your self-confidence.