Monday, December 12, 2005

Confidence makes winners and leaders

"The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others."
- Hasidic Saying

Nothing else generates confidence in someone more than that person having confidence in himself or herself. Even expertise or experience does not match up.

This is natural and may be seen in many animals that are social (that carry on activities together).

What's more, confidence can be learned--a person is not born with it. We can learn how to be confident and to express confidence in ways that impress others.

Most leaders are no smarter or more knowledgeable than their followers, they just act as if they are.

On the other side, someone who lacks self confidence may be shunned or ignored by others. While this may not make sense because a shy or unconfident person may be very knowledgeable or skilled in some important ways, it is human nature.

Human nature, though strange and sometimes illogical, is the code by which we live.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to give everyone the confidence they need to be recognized by their peers.
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