Confidence is a source of empowerment. Many of us have fears which prevent us from believing in ourselves and as a result we are stifled. It is difficult to attain confidence. The only way to break the barriers is to take chances, try something new and believe in yourself. Surrounding yourself with people who believe in you and have positive attitudes can help in maintaining confidence.
Negative people who constantly drain energy from your life force by manipulation can only harm any confidence you may have. Staying away from these negative people and energies can only help you achieve your true greatness.
Daily affirmations also help with confidence. Affirming that you can do whatever it is you want to do and taking action on that affirmation will bring you a self confident attitude that sets your wishes out into the universe and allows you to become the person you are meant to be.
I wrote this short senryu as an ode to confidence.