I Used To Be Shy. This Is How I Became Confident

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This is a photo of me at the 2015 Quora Top Writer conference in New York.

I was the epitome of the shy kid growing up.

My first year of college, I had such bad social anxiety that I barely talked to anyone.

My second year of college, I transferred to an art school in Chicago.

It was that year I began to realize my social anxiety.

I challenged myself to talk to one person on that elevator each day.

1. You have to practice confidence if you want to be confident.

2. You have to get out of your head.

The REAL root of confidence is how present you are.

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