What is Confidence?
Confidence can be defined by exhibiting a trust in yourself. It is typically described as a feeling of self-assurance or expectation which arises from an appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities, based on repeated experience.
One of the most important aspects of consistent performance is a high degree of confidence. Confidence is built up by keeping small promises you made to yourself (first and fundamental) and then to others. This nurtures a self-trust that is built one decision at a time. For instance, what time did you say you’d wake up in the morning? Did you follow through? Did you promise someone you’d meet them somewhere on a specific date at a certain time? Did you follow through? The fact is that most people over-promise and under-deliver. Developing a habit of not following through, usually is created slowly. It happens for a variety of reasons, depending on the person, but the reasons we see the most often are:
In today’s world, people only do long-term business with those they trust. And trust, most of the time, comes from your ability to express your true, authentic, and real confidence; especially in the beginning. The right type of confidence, real confidence, is built on solidity of character, and character means you are consistent in everything you say and do. “Success is on the top floor, and you must take the staircase to get there.” This means, to be successful, learn to embrace the hard work it takes to build the right kind of confidence that people can trust.
Confidence, as you’ll see described below, is built by following through on one small decision at a time:
How to Build Confidence in Business:
When you study success, you will notice that successful people follow a similar pattern to achieve a goal. We’re going to analyze that pattern by looking at the five pillars of success. If one or more of these pillars is missing, it will significantly decrease your chances of success.
Start and end with your personal responsibility – recognize that you and ONLY YOU are responsible for exactly where you are in life. Train yourself to bookend your day with good habits in the morning and evening.
Having the 5 pillars in your life provides you with behaviors to “conquer the chaos” in your life. The following list is a recipe that, when executed with discipline and determination, can help drive you to the top!
“Every successful person, no matter whether they realize it or not, has put the 5 Pillars of Success to work for them. They Plan and Prepare properly, they have Professional Accountability and Social Support, they have chosen an Incentive to inspire them, and they have given themselves a Big Deadline.”Craig Ballantyne, Author of The Perfect Day Formula