Where to look when you… need confidence
It gives us a feeling of control. Marshal Goldsmith explains: People who believe they can succeed see opportunities, where others see threats. They are not afraid of uncertainty or ambiguity, they embrace it. They take more risks and achieve greater returns. Given the choice, they bet on themselves. Successful people have a high "internal locus of control." In other words, they do not feel like victims of fate. They see their success as a function of their own motivation and ability — not luck, random chance, or fate. They carry this belief even when luck does play a crucial role in success.
— Marshal Goldsmith(resource) Eric Barker, Barking Up the Wrong Tree
1 John 3:18-24 New International Version (NIV)
18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
19 This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: 20 If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. 23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 24 The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him,and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
Low self confidence may turn you into a pessimist, but when pessimism teams up with ambition is often produces outstanding performance. To be very best at anything, you will need to be your harshest critic, and that is almost impossible when your starting point is high self confidence.
—Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic(resource)Eric Barker, Barking Up the Wrong Tree
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Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living