Building Confidence: Transforming a Worrier Into a Warrior

Claire Shipman's new book, "The Confidence Code," discusses building confidence and being successful.
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hopes to pass on to their children, too. Confidence. That focused vitality that leads to success. Well, right there on the cover of the Atlanta magazine, our own Claire shipman wrote a book on the new science that says you can transform wouyourself. Reporter: Does it ever seem people are more wired for confidence. More calm than anxious. Turns out they are. New research suggests up to 50% come from our DNA. I set out to learn my print. I learned the key genes, I come up short. I'm more prone to anxiety and a worrier than a warrior. Or forms like Tes toast Ron give men a boost. Women rely on the worry worth center. If you are a natural born worrier, you can overcome the confidence cards you're dealt at birth. We have potential to rewire our brains. In the brain, practice doesn't make perfect. Practice makes permanent. Reporter: It's what scientists call brain plasticity. We can create better habits. Some of the best, especially for women, embrace failure. The experience of picking yourself back up creates confidence. Listen to the pros. Failure is just like trying to move us in another direction. Reporter: Sara Blakely, the creator of spanks was weaned on failure. I would say dad I tried out for this sport and I was horrible and he would go way to go and hi five me. Reporter: Take a chance on that voice in your head. The real core of who you are is there and you have to keep listening to it. And your life will unfold the way it's supposed to. Reporter: Confidence in other words, can also be a choice. Claire shipman, ABC news, new York.

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