I know a lot of stuff about confidence, what stops it and what fuels it, but I’m a gazillion miles away from having all the answers. So I like to take a look around the Interwebs to learn what other people think about confidence and how they see it.
Some of what I see is, in my humble opinion, horseair (that’s a cross between horseshit and hot air), but some of it is gold. There’s some great wisdom out there among the weeds, and here are 10 perfect examples and links to where you can see each piece.
Effective confidence comes from within, it’s not the result of external events.
I’m not confident about everything I do. I’m just confident about enough different little bits of my life that it sometimes lines up with a moment of achievement. Once you believe in yourself, magic starts happening.
Danielle La Porte
You need blind faith to build confidence.
If you start to build confidence that you’ll be OK, you can let go of the worries.
The Talent Code
Negative emotions are “hot” — they cause the brain to spark and short-circuit, they cause performance and confidence to dissolve in a cascade of doubt and judgement.
There’s stuff “down there” in all of us. It’s vast and deep and limitless. That’s the vein we need to mine as artists and as entrepreneurs.
In the off-chance you lack confidence in what your conscience is telling you: if you’re leading with kindness, you’re more that halfway there
Your confidence from overcoming earlier challenges has given rise to two new belief structures:
1. That wasn’t so hard, was it?
2. What’s next?
Training yourself to come back to the moment and re-engage in the task at hand is the secret to breaking the self-doubt pattern.
Ordinary courage is about putting our vulnerability on the line. In today’s world, that’s pretty extraordinary.
Those all get a massive thumbs up from me, and hopefully you get value from them too.
Let me know if there’s something out there you think I should take a look at. I’m always learning!