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The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
-- Socrates
 

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

True confidence

True confidence does not come from fantasy. True confidence does not come from arrogance.

True confidence flows from a strong sense of purpose. True confidence is based on a genuine love of life and a love for the good possibilities that are always present.

To be confident, you must be honest, with yourself and with others. You must be willing to give of yourself, to do the difficult work that will create excellence.

Today’s world suffers on many different levels from a lack of confidence. Too many people are too invested in sparkly, superficial things that really don’t matter.

Yet the confidence necessary to move forward is always within reach. To the extent you let go of what doesn’t matter, and put energy, enthusiasm and effort into what does, you become more confident, more effective.

It is time to stop hiding from the best possibilities. Invest your time, your actions, your life in what matters, and move confidently forward, transforming your highest visions into reality.

— Ralph Marston

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