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He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great.
-- Herman Melville


Friday, June 3, 2016

Action creates confidence

As you witness yourself taking action and getting results, your confidence grows. The experience of taking on the small challenges, repeated over and over again, gives you confidence to tackle the big challenges.

It’s impossible to gain true confidence by wishing for it or asking for it. The only way to build confidence in your own ability is to utilize that ability, every chance you get.

Apathy and inactivity breed doubt and hesitation. Action creates confidence and vigor.

No task is too small or unimportant, because every positive result you work to create also works to strengthen your confidence. If you want to know without a doubt that you can handle the major jobs, be always willing to jump in and help with the minor jobs.

Make your confidence realistic by basing it on a depth of experience. Every day is filled with opportunities to add to that experience.

Embrace all the tasks, big and small, that build your confidence and strengthen your ability. With enough real, honest confidence, nothing is out of your reach.

— Ralph Marston

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