What is confidence?

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  1. hubby7 profile image66
    hubby7posted 8 years ago

    Can you state in one sentence what confidence means to you?
    I will begin:

    To me, confidence means believing in yourself even though no one else believes in you.

  2. heart4theword profile image77
    heart4thewordposted 8 years ago

    Having Faith, The substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things unseen.  Then stepping out in faith, gives you the confidence you need to move forward:)

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Faith in oneself is your meaning. Correct? smile

      1. heart4theword profile image77
        heart4thewordposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Actually, there was a time, when I thought I could control everything in my life.  I had allot of confidence, was a very positive, goal oriented person.  Then there came a point, where no matter how much confidence I had, and efforts I made on my own, I was defeated.  It wasn't until I was literally on my knees, crying out to God, that things changed for me.  It was after this I was able to continue to move forward in my life, because, The Spirit of God gave me strength.  I then could step out with a new confidence.  I know for some it is hard to understand, unless you have experienced this.

        1. hubby7 profile image66
          hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I take you at your word. Only you can know what you experienced. I do not discount your experience.

      2. hubby7 profile image66
        hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Confidence, I agree, is believing, or, as you put it, having faith in yourself.

    2. hubby7 profile image66
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My mom's very words!

  3. Ivorwen profile image69
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    Confidence is the knowing that you are doing is the right thing, whether anyone supports you in it or not.  Courage is the follow through.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'll agree. smile

      Hey Ivorwen, how are you? smile

      1. Ivorwen profile image69
        Ivorwenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm good, and you Cagsil?  How are you?

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I am doing well. Been working on Hubs, jumping back and forth, between forums. lol smile

    2. hubby7 profile image66
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I concur. We are on the same page!

  4. DIY Better Health profile image53
    DIY Better Healthposted 8 years ago

    Confidence knowing the task is valuable, willingness to learn what is necessary & determination to enjoy doing your best with it.

    1. hubby7 profile image66
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well put.

  5. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 8 years ago

    Confidence is a happy conscience.

    1. hubby7 profile image66
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting.

  6. heller profile image60
    hellerposted 8 years ago

    Faith in yourself until a woman proves you wrong HO HO.

    1. hubby7 profile image66
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ha. Ha. smile

  7. marcel285 profile image65
    marcel285posted 8 years ago

    Confidence is certainty. Realizing that the messages that one hears from within, are far more important than the messages one hears from without.

    1. Sue Adams profile image97
      Sue Adamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, my mum always told us we were geniouses yet it hasn't quite turned out that way. The voice within wanted to believe her but couldn't quite manage!

    2. hubby7 profile image66
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great insight! I like this one.

  8. Sue Adams profile image97
    Sue Adamsposted 8 years ago

    When I'm unsure if I can achieve something I want to do, I observe and study how others do it and then convince myself: "If they can do it, so can I".
    Confidence then is the firm belief in one's own capability.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well said Sue. smile What's up? How are you? smile

    2. hubby7 profile image66
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like it--"firm belief". That's what I call confidenceS!

    3. Jane@CM profile image57
      Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great words to live by!

  9. profile image0
    Twenty One Daysposted 8 years ago

    Confidence is the lack of conviction or the fullness of it.

    1. hubby7 profile image66
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This one I will have to ponder. Either the thought is too deep or I need clarification from someone. Nonetheless, interesting.

  10. Sue Adams profile image97
    Sue Adamsposted 8 years ago

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  11. liswilliams profile image41
    liswilliamsposted 8 years ago

    self-belief, but got to watch you don't cross the barrier, get over confident and become arrogant

    1. hubby7 profile image66
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, liswilliams. You must guard against falling over the edge and becoming over-confident, arrogant, rash, a know-it-all, cocky, and self-destructive. Nice point that we all must keep in mind.

  12. manlypoetryman profile image75
    manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

    Confidence means...never having to say your sorry lol Think a-bout it !

    1. hubby7 profile image66
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      smile

  13. hubby7 profile image66
    hubby7posted 8 years ago

    Thank you all for posting to this thread. It's been both fun and enlightening to read.

  14. efeguy profile image43
    efeguyposted 8 years ago

    i can do it ,no matter what,that is confidence

  15. hubby7 profile image66
    hubby7posted 8 years ago

    That's right. That's belief in yourself.

 
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