Now I am the first to admit I am often lacking in that most evasive of soul-filling creatures: confidence.
But how does one attain confidence? And whats more, how does one maintain confidence?
Is part of it acting? Or does it need a sincere drive behind it?
I just wanted to see others take on this. For myself I acknowledge that confidence comes in part through fear, or rather the confrontation of fear. In a metaphysical sense the combating of a fear increases the opening of new avenues of action and potential. A lack of confidence closes them off and narrows the perspective.
In some cases it seems confidence is best when an individual is thinking less in-depth in a specific context. Although usually that context is of an immediate physical one. Not to mention the trap between adequate confidence and becoming over-confident, missing necessary risk assessment.
At other times however preparation and planning brings security and confidence to a person. When contingencies are created a person can happily accept the defeat of one aspect of operation, because they know there is that safety net to fall back on. Although I am curious as to how far people dig into their contingencies and once they are all defeated, how they cope.
As much as any other aspect of humanity, confidence as a concept appears to rely greatly upon the personalised definition and method of achievement relative to the person whom that confidence concerns.
This being said; are there really any sets of genuine advice that have a more general application for confidence, outside of the one who gave it?