Mindy Kaling Drops Major Truth Bombs About Confidence and Bravery

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Mindy Kaling is totally feelin' herself.

The 36-year-old actor, writer and star of The Mindy Project dropped some major truth bombs on confidence and success, and if her tips read like a how-to manual to a fruitful, self-lovin' existence, it's because they sort of are. In Glamour magazine's September issue, Mindy shared excerpts of her new book Why Not Me? and her advice is totally worthy of the praise hands emoji.

Plenty of celebrities are seasoned vets when it comes to shutting down their haters, but Mindy went a step further by breaking down the dynamics of what makes the critics tick (Hint: it's not bravery).

"You need the tiniest bit of bravery. People get scared when you try to do something, especially when it looks like you're succeeding," she said. "People do not get scared when you're failing. It calms them. That's why the show Intervention is a hit and everyone loves 'worrying' about Amanda Bynes. But when you're winning, it makes them feel like they're losing or that maybe they should've tried to do something too, but now it's too late. And since they didn't, they want to stop you. You can't let them."
BookCon 2015Mindy also got all the way real when discussing self-love.

"If you would like to have less confidence, one way is to constantly care about how people think you suck," Mindy said. 'People's reaction to me is sometimes, 'Uch, I don't like her. She thinks she's so great.' But it's not that I think I'm so great; I just don't hate myself. I do idiotic things all the time and I say crazy stuff I regret, but I don't let everything traumatize me. And the scary thing I've noticed is that people feel really uncomfortable about women who don't hate themselves."

Thanks Mindy, for reminding us that confidence means accepting ourselves, flaws and all.

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