Penguins in Antarctica are described by scientists who have studied them for 23 years as undaunted, without self doubt, and with a good attitude.
That’s my definition of confidence. Once somebody’s got confidence, you’ve got something.
What confidence is not:
-tan skin and white teeth
-grin and grip
What does confidence feel like? You:
-you no longer need approval
-can change your mind
-have more freedom
-have better coping methods
-go over, under, around, or through problems
-experience more happiness
-take chances that changes your life
The surprising cost of confidence:
-envy from others
If you don’t have it in yourself, no one will have it in you.
New book by Debra Benton, The Leadership Mind Switch (McGraw-Hill, June, 2017). Advance purchase available on Amazon.com now.