A Thought For You on "Confidence"
January 26, 2005

Confidence breeds confidence which in turn breeds success. The self assured person who walks into a job interview has a greater chance of landing the job. The same is true in any form of sales. You purchase high ticket products and services from individuals who display confidence in themselves and what they are selling, period.

Confidence also breeds safety. A person who appears to be in-the-know earns our trust rapidly. We humans like to be in the presence of self assured people. It makes even the weakest parts of us feel stronger.

Confidence is not being narcissistic, pompous or obnoxious. Nor is it something that you 'do'. Rather, it is an essence. It comes from a strong inner knowing.

Too few of us take the time to realize that our constant inner badgering blocks our confidence. When your mind races from damaging statements like "Why did I ________?" to "I should have ________" to "I'm an idiot!" where is your self-trust?

Consider your seemingly unconscious minute-to- minute thoughts carefully. Your subconscious mind works 24/7 to make each and every thought a reality.

The same is true for confidence in others. If you silently believe that your team is not motivated and will never produce the results you are after, then that is precisely what you are creating. Start with one small area to be confident in and proceed from there.

"You may never know how much your words of confidence mean, or how far they can go. When you speak words of confidence concerning others, you cannot help attracting it to yourself as well, since what you send out comes back multiplied. Self-confidence becomes a habitual state of mind, which then unconsciously goes to work for you to provide an avalanche of success!" (Dynamic Laws of Prosperity by Catharine Ponder)

This week pay close attention to the role that confidence plays in your world. Notice how your thoughts create your reality and how your actions quickly follow. Do you shoot off an e-mail portraying anger or self assured understanding? Do you create an atmosphere of confidence and success wherever you go, or not? What are your results?

Have a week of complete aplomb! Enjoy your discoveries!

By the way, one of my favorite magazines, Fast Company, has articles on Executive Coaching in their February issue. Pick a copy up at your newsstand and enjoy!

Ann Golden Eglé, PCC, CPCC
Executive Coach & President
Golden Visions Success Coaching, LLC

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