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The more noise a man or a motor makes the less power there is available.
-- W. R. McGeary


Thursday, August 11, 2022

Build confidence

On the surface, confidence and arrogance can be difficult to distinguish from each other. So how do you tell them apart?

If you’ve earned it, it’s confidence. If you haven’t, it’s arrogance.

When someone has years of experience with a particular skill, that skill is applied with confidence. If someone has merely watched a video on how to do it, then it’s more likely arrogance.

To gain confidence, you do have to be bold enough to take action, and perhaps a little arrogant. But if arrogance is all you ever have to depend on, you’ll fall short.

Of course confidence is no guarantee that you’ll always get it right. Yet even when you initially fail, confidence can keep you going until you do get it right.

Depend on your knowledge and experience, not on your ego. Put in the time and do the work to build true confidence.

— Ralph Marston

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