1. having strong belief or full assurance
  2. sure of oneself; having no uncertainty about one's own abilities, correctness, successfulness, etc.; self-confident; bold

Confidence doesn't come when you have all the answers. Confidence comes when you are ready to face all the questions.

If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.

Beauty is self-confidence applied directly to the face.

"Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway."
John Wayne

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person that you are."
Kurt Cobain

Confidence doesn't hate.

"As soon as you stop trying to fit in, you will."
Jim Peal

"Success makes you less intimidated by things."
Nate Silver

To those who said I can't do it, well, watch me.

Some people only love you as long as you fit in their box. Don't be afraid to disappoint.
  1. "I may not be sure of how I will do this but I know I will."
  2. "Yes, of course I can."
  3. "I know my way through this."
  4. "I have handled this type of situation many times before."
  5. "This is the right way forward."
You feel grounded, present and in touch with what is going on. You are mentally and emotionally calm and assured.


  1. You are in touch with your positive qualities. You have a positive view of yourself and while you know that you're not perfect, you feel good about your accomplishments and your capabilities.
  2. You're thinking, "I got this," but it's not from arrogance.
  3. You're very open, you're very transparent, you're humble. You are simply being very factual, you're being very supportive, and you take yourself lightly so you have a sense of humor.
  4. Your confidence inspires people into their own confidence
  5. You know that you can do, you can perform, and there's a sense of ease, a sense of grace.
  6. You have a view of yourself that matches other people's perception of you.


  1. Create a plan and follow through until it's complete.
  2. Know what you know and what you don't know. Ask for feedback and input on a regular basis.
  3. Communicate your goals and process to others.
  4. Acknowledge other ways of doing a task that you know how to do well.
  5. Be curious when it appears that someone opposes you.
  6. Help others acknowledge their value.
  7. Maintain a high level of engagement throughout the work cycle.




© 2016 Jim Peal