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The Link Between Success and Self-Confidence

Untitled-7Going after your goals with full confidence and doing it while doubting yourself can have a huge difference in the end result. If you feel that you have what it takes to achieve something, there is no power in this universe that could stop you from achieving it. But the smallest shadow of doubt will lead to failure. Success and confidence go together like peas in a pod. It’s no accident that some of the most successful people in the world are also the most confident.

It does not matter how much you prepare or how good your plan is, if you don’t commit yourself into something and you’re not confident enough, you will not get the desired results, it’s as simple as that. It’s just like the story of “The Little Engine That Could”. It is the perfect example of the great things optimism and hard work can bring a person. No matter how daunting the challenge seems, you can do anything as long as you tell yourself “I CAN DO IT”.

There are no successful individual who does not believe in his own capabilities. They knew they could do it! After building up the confidence by learning as much as they can, they worked hard to reach their goals. Those who say they will are the one who often take action.

Believing that you can is also the same as believing that you can’t. If you nurture thoughts and beliefs that you are inadequate or you are not equipped for greatness, then you will not reach your dreams. The more confident you are, the higher the chances of success. This is why most athletes also work on their confidence. You can exert a lot of time and effort training to improve your physical strength. However, you also need to increase your self-esteem to be a winner. Believe that you can defeat your opponent and you will.


Having confidence allows you take on whatever obstacle that comes your way. If you want to achieve something, you need to put your mind and heart into it, developing courage even when faced with overwhelming challenges. This is why you need to avoid negative statements even if times are tough. Instead, treat the challenge as an opportunity to be better. Doing so will also help you know the right thing to do when faced with the same problem in the future.

Self-confidence can also push you to take on new things. You will no longer fear risks even if you are about to try something you’ve never done before. Remember, opportunities arise only when you are willing to take risks. Your chances of succeeding increase along with the amount of risk you take. Risks provide you new experiences, learn from it and don’t stop exploring the possibilities.

There is nothing impossible for a person who is confident, someone who believes he can do it. It is not enough to dream and want something, you must be able to tell yourself and believe that you can and in fact, you are. Once you have the confidence to go after your goals, you can begin working your way towards the realization of your dreams!

by: Jeffrey Slayter


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