Confidence is an expectation of a positive outcome. It is not a personality trait; it is an assessment of a situation that sparks motivation. If you have confidence, you’re motivated to put in the effort, to invest the time and resources, and to persist in reaching the goal. It’s not confidence itself that produces success; it’s the investment and the effort. Without enough confidence, it’s too easy to give up prematurely or not get started at all. Hopelessness and despair prevent positive action.
Recently, I have come to realize that while most people my age, that is, the 30’s or even early 40’s, talk about wanting to expand their horizons, do new things, climb the ladder, make more money etc. about 90% actually resist taking any action to implement the changes that they self-profess to desperately needing. It stumps me really.
It stumps and frustrates me because I don’t have…
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