Why You Need To Take A Shot of Confidence
"You miss 100% of the shots that you don't take," said hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. The Great One's message is simple: take the shot, and keep on taking it even after you fail.
When applied to our daily lives, this means that we must be active in creating opportunities for ourselves and taking advantage of opportunities that come our way.
Many men have this problem when it comes to approaching women - they see an attractive woman they want to meet but don't even approach her for a friendly conversation. What do these men lack?
Confidence allows you to create opportunities when there are none. Confidence gives you the courage to accept the challenge of opportunities that may seem impossible. Do you have an important job interview to attend? The best outfit you can wear to that interview is confidence.
If you find yourself asking why you lack confidence, ask yourself instead: are you afraid of rejection? are you afraid of failing? are you afraid of being inadequate?
If you answered yes to these questions, then you know that the key to building your confidence is to rid yourself of these fears.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
There is no reason for anyone to shy away from confidence. When you learn to embrace who you are, then you have started walking towards the path of confidence.