by Ralph Marston -
The strongest confidence is quiet,
inner confidence. The surest sign
of inherent weakness and lack of
confidence is the need to boast.
Practice humility and what you
will build is confidence. The less
you care about impressing others,
the more impressed they will be.
Be honest and authentic and your
confidence will grow. The more fully
you realize that there's no need to
hide who you are, the more confident
you'll become in every endeavor.
Approach each task with understanding
and patience. Don't let arrogance
infect your attitude, for arrogance
is a feeble imitation of confidence
that drives real confidence away.
Know where you are going and why.
True confidence flows naturally
from a clear sense of purpose.
There is a solid, genuine confidence
within you, and it can empower all
that you do. Live and act to nourish
and grow that confidence and it
will surely serve you well.