Today I am starting to blog a series of reflections about confidence because over the last couple of years I’ve formed the opinion that its probably the single biggest factor in how much of what we are capable of achieving, we actually do go on and accomplish.
Whether you agree with this or not, I hope you find my musings helpful.
I’ve watched my kids doing homework and noticed that the same tasks can either drag for seemingly hours of hard, slow, painful effort, or be whizzed through in no time…and largely this has been down not to their ability to do the tasks, but their confidence in their ability to do the tasks.
I’ve watched people in business not achieve due to massive lack of confidence in their ability to go out and make the right things happen. I’ve then watched others with less obvious talent and ability, but with much higher confidence levels, set about massively outperforming their less confident counterparts.
I also notice this in myself too. I notice it in sport, in TV talent shows and in social situations.
It’s huge, and I thought I’d write about it! More tomorrow.