Confidence – Magic?

June 27, 2011

Confidence

 

Confidence is the currency of success. Like money – the more you have the more you get. Unlike money, you can’t borrow, trade or steal it.

 

Confidence is at the DNA level of every successful person. Yet, they can’t explain, share or give it away.

 

Confidence is a powerful asset. But it can’t be measured, catalogued or repossessed. It’s intangible.

 

Confidence is in the mind of the individual. No one else knows your confidence nor can they take it away from you.

 

Confidence is not perpetual. We often doubt ourselves. Our confidence can jump up and down throughout our day. That’s normal.

 

Confidence is internal. We can’t control that. Others judge us on the external. We can control that.

 

Confidence can’t be seen yet we know when we see a person with confidence.

 

Success is less about luck and more about confidence because that drives persistence.

 

Confidence is the willingness to try again after failure.

Confidence is the power to more forward when the way is not clear.

Confidence is the ability to move past fears.

 


Fear Should not be ignored

June 1, 2011

Fear is our most primal and powerful emotion. It is the emotion that is most responsible for our survival. For example, the fear of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) kept the human race from destroying itself during the cold war between theUSAand theSoviet Union. Neither nation wanted to launch ICBMs against the other because of the fear of retaliation.

 

I’ve heard people, (usually young people) boost “Nothing scares me.”

 

That can sound like a proud boost. But it’s never true. Perhaps people say that because they don’t want others to know about their fears. That deception might help the individual reach a short term goal.

 

The truth is that we all have fears – and we have them for good reason. Acknowledge and recognize your fears. It’s part of you.

 

If that fear is stopping you from doing something that you want to do – then learn how to manage or mitigate that fear.

 

But always respect your fears. That makes you real.