Confidence is belief in one’s self. Confidence greatly improves a person’s chances for success for a few different reasons.

First, a person’s beliefs inside translate into their actions outside. Something as simple as body posture, or facial expressions, can be greatly affected by confidence. Second, a person is much more likely to be persistent if they are confident in their ability to reach a goal, and Third, people are attracted to confidence. Confident people are usually the leaders of the group.

Confidence can be built up over time by a series of small successes, but it doesn’t have to be. It is possible for a person to simply have confidence in themselves, even if they have no evidence to support it. This is because confidence is in a person’s mind, and a person has the ability to control their own thoughts. Confidence is a belief, and a person can believe whatever they choose to believe.

Successful people take personal responsibility for their confidence and choose to be confident even before they are successful. This is where thinkers can get themselves into trouble. Most people have heard of a person who failed at something because they “thought about it too much.” Believing in one’s self without evidence is not logical. A person who questions themselves is undermining their own confidence.

To be successful, we need to balance the dual natures of logic, (or business sense), and imagination (creativity).