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Quotes

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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Dear Son

Feel blessed by and grateful for the confidence you’ve developed

film canister
Dropped off at Walgreens yesterday – remember film? This canister is old. Will it contain anything to feed my confidence?

 

Feel blessed by and grateful for the confidence you’ve developed during your lifetime.

And know this confidence you carry is fleeting.

It comes and goes like the night.

Find a million ways to remain confident in the darkness.

Never take confidence for granted.

Never boast.

Always nurture and feed your confidence.

Walk humbly, and carry a big stick.

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Authenticity (New Currency)

The paradox of self-confidence

Disney Customer Service Speakers
Walt Disney…you know he had to be thinking, “What if this doesn’t work?”

 

The paradox of self-confidence is that most (all the ones i know anyway) confident people have a quiet, yet relentless, battle with self-doubt.

You’re only as good as your last presentation, your last race, your last prayer.

No one cares what you did in the past, if what you are currently doing isn’t amazing.

It comes with the territory.

Confidence is like a fire, without constant attention to adding fuel, it will dim and quite quickly, extinguish.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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