In order to gain the level of confidence you want, you have to stop focusing so much on what other people think. Does that sound counterintuitive to you? It shouldn’t. Only insecure people base their status on what other people think. You need to stop trying to impress other people and start trying to impress yourself! Don’t get carried away in other people’s dramas and expectations. Do something that will make you proud of yourself — and your ego will take care of itself.
Funny, I was just reading about how I really needed to get honest feedback from people whom I trusted in order to make the course corrections to make myself a better employee and better worker.