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The Power of Confidence in Success

The Power of Confidence in Success

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

Becoming a confident person can make such a huge difference in your life, you will begin to see the world differently. Being confident can open doors that you never even noticed. The difference that confidence can make is massive. I’ll give you a quick example of how a confident person can succeed 10x more than someone who isn’t sure of themselves, or what they are doing…

There are two individuals getting interviewed for the same position. The first individual is going into the interview very sure of himself. He was mentally prepared for the coming task. He has put on a nice shirt and cleaned up his face, and hair. He is feeling good.

No matter what the interviewer asks him, he knows he’ll give them a positive answer. He has a positive mentality and is certain that he will get the job. Not only is this person confident of himself, he is also confident in his understanding of the position. He did a little bit of research on the duties and responsibilities of the job and knows exactly what he is there for. 

While in the interview, he gives near perfect responses. Not all of the answers were right but because he was so confident when he answered, it almost didn’t matter they were wrong. He was so upbeat in the interview; he subtly became friends with the manager who was interviewing him. 

The second individual has shown up to his interview late. He was already deciding his fate the night before, and was up, losing sleep because he was worried that he wasn’t going to get the job. He woke up late and didn’t have a lot of time to get ready. His hair is a mess and he didn’t shave his face. He threw some clothes on and didn’t realize his shirt and pants were wrinkled to hell. He was already telling himself that he probably wasn’t getting the job and was discouraged. He was giving up before he even started. 

When the questions did start coming his way, he was at a loss. He didn’t know how to answer, and he was so worried that he would give the wrong answer, he was stuttering. This guy is losing. He didn’t read up on what the job requires and was clueless of how to answer the questions from the interviewer. He was shaky, unsure, and ill-informed. 

So, who landed that job? 
You got it! Candidate #1. 

This example is a very real occurrence. And it happens all the time. I have witnessed this multiple times. I have also been involved in it, on both sides. I have been the unsure, squirrely applicant and lost. I have also been the confident one, with the charming attitude, and won. So I can promise you, from a firsthand account, being confident in yourself and what you’re doing, can make or break you.

Now. How do you become a confident person?

Well, the answer is both simple, and complex. If you want to be a confident person all the time, through any task in life, it takes time and brain training. You have to consistently tell yourself of the positive outcomes of a situation in your life. This all goes into the topic of a positive mentally, which I love to talk about. Being optimistic is also the key to confidence though.

You have to truly believe in the best outcome in order to adopt this trait into your life. What we’re talking about right now is self-confidence. Becoming sure of yourself, who you are, and what you’re capable of, is a super power! Someone who believes in themselves strongly is unstoppable. They don’t know defeat. They only know; challenge, triumph, and learning. Being sure of yourself is only the first step in a life full of true confidence.

When there is a specific task or challenge at hand, being confident of yourself and your capabilities is not enough. You can’t always just tell yourself you will win no matter what, and it comes easy, with no work or training. I call this, ‘blind confidence.’ – You don’t succeed when you are blindly confident.

Let’s look at another example. This time, a salesperson. If you are someone who is in sales for a living, you cannot sell a product with blind confidence. You may get lucky and sell a few products here and there, with nothing but your own charismatic personality. If you want real numbers in sales, you’re going to have to gain some physical confidence. To be a truly successful salesperson, you need to know what you’re selling. Read up on all of the specifics of the product or service until you know it from the front, back, and inside-out.

You have to KNOW what it is you’re talking about. If you understand your product completely, there is no question you can’t answer. You can use all of the details in order to gain the trust of your customer. You have to KNOW. Knowing facts is confidence. Being confident in yourself and your speech is great, but it’s only 20% of the sale. Being confident of your product or service is another 50%. The other 30% is being a salesperson. 70% of this example is CONFIDENCE. 

If you want to realize your potential and achieve greatness in life, you have to be confident. You have to be sure of your answers. You have to be sure of the information you have. You have to be able to tell someone an answer with strength in your voice. If you want to project a winning personality and attitude, you have to be confident. This is only one piece of the puzzle, but without all the pieces, the picture is not clear. Allow confidence into your life, and you will begin to see the changes take effect.

Be confident, and stay in GoodCompany.

 

The Power of Confidence in Success
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About J. Nelms (Good Company)

GoodCompany was started in hopes to help as many people as possible. The goal in mind for each post is to give an entertaining learning experience. With every post, I would like to include some form of a 'life lesson.' The world can be a tough place to handle. GoodCompany want to help you get a grip on it.

12 comments

  1. I tend to disagree and think that confident people are not always the most suitable. I always fell confident in interviews because I know I can blag my way through any question and say what they want to hear. A wise interviewee would be checking the persons history, skillset and also thinking that even though they may not appear confident that person could still be better than the confident one, depending on the position. Tony Blair? To many slick operators that turn out to be duds. still insightful post.

    • Thanks for your response, David. I appreciate the fact that my writing got the gears in your head turning. That’s what it’s all about!
      While I respect your right to disagree, I do want to point something out;
      When I speak of ‘blind confidence’ I am trying to explain that you should not just go into an interview or discussion of any sort, and not know what you’re talking about. It is very important to be confident. But, you must be confident in your abilities, level of performance, and knowledge. Be confident that you will NOT be a dud. That is the true, physical confidence that I want you, and everyone else reading to have throughout every aspect of your life.
      Thanks again David. I hope that I can have your continued support for the times ahead!

  2. Awesome post, I agree that confidence in yourself, not cockiness, is key component to being successful in any area of your life. It’s simple, but definitely not easy. But the amazing results are worth it, as I’ve been discovering lately!

  3. This was a very interesting piece to read. I know that many of us TRY to be confident in some things that we do, but maybe the confidence needs to be shown in everything we do, not just for certain things like interviews, but for the length of the job. ( per your example. )Being self confident is a trait I know many people could improve on, and it might make a huge difference in many aspects of their lives. Especially success. I myself am one of them. Thank you for sharing this post.

    • Thank you for your words, Mercedes. I appreciate your support, and I am glad you found my article inspiring. Stay strong and confident in every area of your life, and you will be successful!

  4. sure nuff, seeds4life, all a good conversation : ) and enjoy the insightful and timely articles. Thanks.

  5. Very nice presentation of the power of confidence in our lives. Sharing it.

    • Thank you for your comment. I am so glad to hear that you took some positive enlightenment. I hope that I can captivate you with more of my writing in the future! I really appreciate the share as well.

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  7. Confidence and optimism go hand in hand! Thanks for sharing your words 🙂

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