I woke up in a cold sweat with a realization of the most fundamental truth known to all of humankind:
we all die.
It took me eleven months, twelve days, and two hours to finally settle on a Toastmasters club. For those who don't know what Toastmasters is, it's a place for folks to come and practice public speaking and leadership skills with others.
Confidence comes from not knowing yourself, but knowing others.