No one is born with confidence.
And there is no secret recipe to becoming confident.
It’s actually quite simple.
Find something that interests or scares or excites you. Something that makes you feel alive.
Then go do it. And keep doing it. Again and again and again.
With enough time you will become supremely confident in your ability to do that thing. But it runs deeper. You haven’t just become good, and thus confident, at doing that thing. You have proven to yourself that you are a person who is capable of walking into the unknown and emerging sometime later as competent.
You have proven yourself to… yourself. And that gives you confidence.
Now you can move on to the next unknown. The next thing that strikes fear into your heart, makes your stomach churn with nerves, or awakens a fire deep within your soul.
And you will be nervous and scared and hesitant. You will feel resistance.
But you will walk forward with confidence anyway. Because you have proven to yourself that you can.
Excellent piece! I like it! I think this message will resonate with most people. It seems confidence is lacking in many individuals or someone we are connected to, whether young or old, just setting out in life or more established. Life can be so competitive and challenging at times that we often reflect back on whether we fail to measure up or are incapable or lacking. Instead of just stepping up to the plate, believing in ourselves and going for it! I hope your succinct messages reaches many, Jack!!!
So true. A muscle that requires regular exercise. Having confidence breeds confidence, like success breeds success.