What Is Confidence?
In order to understand what confidence s, it's necessary to define both what it is and what it is not. Once we are on the same page as to what confidence is and isn't, we can move forward toward gaining unstoppable confidence.
What Confidence Is Not
Confidence means many different things to many different people. Similarly, confidence also evokes certain feelings and automatic reactions within people. Before we go any further in shedding light on what confidence is, we will discover what it absolutely is not.
Arrogance vs. Confidence
Sometimes arrogance is mistaken for confidence. They're not the same things, folks. Arrogance is either a honed reaction or an affectation, but whatever it is, it's definitely something completely different from confidence. Arrogance leans toward elitism, being macho, showing off, and so on. Have you ever seen those really huge guys with bulging muscles, the ones who are over developed to the point that they find it necessary to thrust their chests way out and swagger in the utmost cocky way? This is an example of arrogance, not true confidence. It's as if they consider themselves better than everyone else solely because they're so large. True confidence comes from within and when you realize you are confident, you do not feel the need to proclaim it to the world. Now contrast the example of arrogance with the following example of true confidence. Stop for a moment and consider the famous, muscular movie stars. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. These guys do not go around with puffed-up chests, thinking they're better than everyone else. Instead, they have a quiet but powerful confidence that comes from an acute awareness of their abilities.
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