Confidence is Earned Not Faked


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You can’t fake your way to confidence. It’s not something you can manifest by good thoughts alone. Confidence is a byproduct of taking action that produces results which helps build confidence.

The more you achieve, the more you succeed, the more your confidence grows. In a way, confidence is very much like a bucket. It can be filled, but it can also be depleted.

What Fills the Confidence Bucket?

  • Perfecting your skills
  • Increasing your knowledge
  • Making money
  • Saving money
  • Growing your money
  • Overcoming obstacles and pitfalls
  • Overcoming failure
  • Navigating around potential obstacles and pitfalls
  • Solving problems
  • Surrounding your self with positive, upbeat people
  • Surviving unexpected, bad consequences
  • Positive self-talk
  • Helping others
  • Achieving goals
  • Having good daily habits
  • Appreciating what you have
  • Taking action
  • Writing down your victories and successes
  • Making decisions
  • Stop making excuses
  • Stop comparing yourself with others
  • Hard work
  • Being productive

What Depletes the Confidence Bucket?

  • Procrastinating
  • Inactivity/Laziness
  • Being unproductive
  • Time wasters like TV, the Internet, Facebook, etc.
  • Lack of goals
  • Not pursuing goals
  • Making excuses
  • Indecision
  • Envy
  • Surrounding yourself with negative people
  • Quitting on dreams, goals, problems, obstacles
  • Focusing on your mistakes and failures
  • Having bad daily habits
  • Being selfish
  • Giving into failure
  • Losing money
  • Negative self-talk
  • Too much debt

If you lack confidence it is because your Confidence Bucket is depleted. You need to fill it up in order to gain confidence. When it comes to confidence you cannot “act as if”. Building confidence requires daily effort!





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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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