In the face of our worst nightmare, whatever that might be, our confidence frequently goes absent-without- leave – deserting its post when we need it most.
Disarmed by fear and doubt in the face of adversity we are so often compelled to manufacture what we believe we lack – drumming up the oomph with all sorts of confidence boosting hype.
The ‘confidence’ that follows is never really convincing, never really authentic and it never lasts – and as the cracks begin to show we are compelled to plough more effort and energy into maintaining the façade.
Psyching ourselves up with confidence boosting hype is no more than misguided effort that drains our energy relentlessly – it is exhausting and unnecessary. Confidence is not something we lack and need to acquire. Confidence is our natural state, an imminent potential within – a very different paradigm.
Question: When outside your COMFORT ZONE to what extent do you psyche yourself up with all sorts of hype and what is the effect on your performance and potential?