I like this quote about coaching, and I think it applies to much more than coaching. Maybe, just maybe, everything.
Where does confidence come from? Well, you might be able to drum it up or talk yourself into it but that's shallow and not so resilient. True confidence comes form competence: knowing you can do what you say you will do, and doing it. It's reliability. It's sincerity. It's thousands of hours of practices and service.
Phil Jackson had a lot of success in his career. His teams oozed confidence. And you know what? They were also really, really good.
Build that confidence. Develop that competence. Learn constantly, every day.
-- doug smith