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Attitude is everything

Many Glacier Hotel
Glacier National Park (GNP). Yes, it’s this beautiful.

The insecure compete against other people. The confident compete against themselves.

Alexander den Heijer

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Fail fast, fail often

St Mary Lake
Glacier National Park (GNP). First time i stood here was Summer 1973.

One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.

John W. Gardner

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Bank on confidence

Disney Fab 5
The Fab 5 at Glacier National Park (GNP).

The greatest treasure humans can have is self-confidence.

Buddha

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Rethink

Popular metrics don’t work for the majority

Baltimore Hotel on raining morning
Yesterday near sunrise.
College President
College President yesterday welcoming 120 prospective students (and 12 incoming freshman) and roughly 150 parents.

Reminded our Son yesterday that his early decision and acceptance (and incredible merit-based scholarship) in December puts him in a group of less than 10-percent of decisive and less-stressed students (and parents).

We (society) often use popular metrics.

Some High School students never make it in the top 10% of any “normal” and popular metric. This has the potential cumulative effect of inhibiting or eroding self-confidence.

The metric here (this post) is not one that gets talked about, unless you live with me.

Instilling self-confidence should be a top parental priority.

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Authenticity (New Currency)

Why confidence is often misinterpreted

Self-improvement
Self-improvement is the path to confidence. Being a superior human being means being superior to your younger self, not others.

 

Why is confidence often misinterpreted?

A confident person carries something intangible yet recognizable.

It’s often called “it”.

People may remark, “I don’t know what it is, but she has it.”

Karma?

Vibe?

Aura?

And then introduce math to this thread.

Between introverts, extroverts, job function, experience, and so on, the radiance (or perception) projected will have a spectrum of intensities.

The outgoing public figure may seem arrogant.

The shy genius may seem inept.

Confidence.

Weirdly maddening.

 

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