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Confidence and Success Go Hand In Hand

Updated on March 14, 2015

When you see a successful person, it is likely that you will think they are so because they have better education, more money, the right social standing, noticeable skills, a lot of talent, a vibrant personality, or are well supported by their ethnicity. All these characteristics are very important and the successful person may definitely have some or many of these traits. But in all cases, what you will notice is that that person has a lot of confidence, and it is this confidence that can be seen in every move, every word and every action.

Have Confidence in Your Ability

It is a fact that the people, who are able to accomplish most of the things that they try out, are those who have the confidence in their ability to do so. Confidence does not mean that you just believe in yourself, but have the innate knowledge that you can achieve whatever you set yourself out to do. It is these attitudes that allow you to be courageous and take risks, while others in the same position are hesitant and dawdle, often letting opportunities pass them by, even though they have the talent and the necessary skills to do what needs to be done. Every person has dreams, but it is only when you are confident that you will have the courage to try to make them real. Quite often, one’s social standing, money or beauty does open doors, which would normally remain closed, but it is only confidence in yourself that will allow you to take advantage of the situations presented and go forward to help you go further on the path to success.

Lack of Confidence Can Kill a Career

When a person lacks confidence, but has talent and knowledge, he or she is not able to present these skills to the world, and thus impress it. This leads to being unnoticed, and can quite often turn a person bitter, become sarcastic and critical. These mannerisms, then act to turn people away from you, increase a sense of isolation, and instead of bringing people towards you to take advantage of your talents, acts to keep them away from you, and actually shun your company. There are a number of instances, which you can see all around you, of people who are well qualified and have the abilities, but are always left behind in the rat race, because they do not have the confidence in their own abilities.

Success only comes to those who are confident, and this is a fact of life that must be accepted, well before you go out on your way to conquer the world. You must get over any mental blockages that are blocking your path to success, and make concerted efforts at constant improvement in your knowledge and skills, so that you better your chances of success.


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      Jayant Row 3 years ago from Vasai East

      Success does require a person to be motivated to reach certain goals. Set yourself small goals that are achievable and over time, the confidence will make itself manifest, and allow you to go after bigger things that can ensure your success.

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      Denise W Anderson 3 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      This an interesting dilemma. If a person does not have confidence, how, then, can they succeed in life?