#280: Power Play – The confidence of success

Heart and Ice Power Play - The confidence of success

When you prepare for something or practice over and over again, you come to believe that you can do it because you know what you are capable of.  You have faith in yourself and your abilities, also known as confidence.  If you study hard for a test, you will probably come into it feeling less anxious and more confident, ready to do your best.  If you spend time practicing before a tryout or an interview, you will feel more prepared and sure of yourself.  Confidence is something that you feel in yourself, and others will see it in you as well.

The opposite is also true.  If you haven’t prepared and you’re not sure if you can do it, that doubt will always be in the back of your mind, affecting your performance.  Not only will it impact you, but others will see it too.  Turn your anxiety into confidence by working and practicing hard.  When you work hard, your confidence will grow.

Hard work and practice breeds confidence.  Confidence breeds success.  – Dan Bylsma

Game Plan:  Confidence plays a huge part in success, and how do you gain confidence?  By putting in the work and being prepared.  When you are prepared, there is less room for doubt to enter your mind.  Believe in yourself.


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