Jul 07 2008

Confidence – If you don’t think you can, you can’t!

Posted at 5:52 pm under Success

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Success comes with Confidence!One of the most important things anyone can possess to become successful, not only in business but in life, is confidence!

“Confidence” is one of those words that’s thrown around all the time. I think most people understand that confidence is a good thing, but I don’t believe many people really understand how important it is to be confident in everything you do.

Does the average person really understand just how important it is?

If you’re not confident in what you do for a living, chances are you don’t make much money.

If you’re not confident in managing your own life, chances are you don’t lead a very happy life!

This could be said about just about anything, yet so many people don’t address the issue and do something about it.

The first step toward success is to analyze your life, not just your job, and acknowledge everything that you lack confidence in. Obviously you then need to figure out why the confidence is not there and work on it.

However, the most important thing is to keep working at it and NEVER quit!

I remember several years ago when I first started my online business. I was excited and told friends, family and colleges (I was in the Army at the time.) Some supported me all the way, but many thought it was a joke.

It took me over a year to make any decent money and over 2 to actually make enough to support my family. But now I do well for my family and love my job… I don’t even consider it a job. All because I decided this is what I want to do and I’m GOING TO DO IT, no matter what! I was confident, not because I was extremely knowledgeable, but because I knew I would eventually find success because I would never give up!

photo credit: Haani

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Confidence – If you don’t think you can, you can’t!”

  1. Lisaon 14 Jul 2008 at 6:12 pm 1

    I’m pretty much a lurker over at your Internet Marketing blog (great stuff) anyway this post really touched me because I FIGHT with this constantly! I think all I really need to do the thing that scares me within my business and then I will become more confident that I can actually do it. So that’s what I have to do – I have to go out and do it. Face the fear that is feeding my lack of confidence. Great blog!

  2. Josh Spauldingon 15 Jul 2008 at 8:58 pm 2

    Hey Lisa,

    Thanks for stopping by. Just about everything fights a lack of confidence from time to time.

    Every single successful person, at one point in time, started at the bottom and didn’t know anything about their “niche.”

    It’s all about researching and taking action. If you never give up you’ll continue to learn and the more you learn the more success you’ll find.

    See you around and good luck with everything!

  3. Lisaon 16 Jul 2008 at 4:05 pm 3

    That is so true! I really am finding that if you don’t give up and you continue you will learn and you will evolve into what you want to be.

    I read something recently about building on what you have right now (think it was on Problogger). You look at the skills you do have right now and do what you know you can do. Then you build on that as you learn and grow. Great stuff.

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