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Be Competent, Get Confident

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Be Competent, Get Confident Question: How does a confident person spend their work time?  Answer: Getting things done. 

Question: How does a person who lacks confidence spend their work time?Answer:  Worrying.  Worrying they will not get things done. Question:  Why/How does a confident person get things done?Answer:  They just stay on task and do them. 

Question: Why/How does a person who lacks confidence not get things done?Answer:  They spend time worrying not completing the task. I think you are getting the picture.  The most efficient way to get things done is to focus on doing one thing at a time.  The most efficient way to get things done is to complete one thing at a time.  The most efficient way to get things done is start the task. The most efficient way to get things done is to work on the task.  A confident person will devote the majority of their time working on the task.  A confident person will spend the majority of their time doing things that get results.  A confident person may worry or contemplate from time to time.  A confident person will spend the minority of their time worrying and contemplating.   

There is no secret to being confident when it comes to tackling your work.  The secret is to do the work and then the confidence will come.  Let’s compare Larry and Lana.   Lana rates herself as mediocre.  Lana would love to have confidence.  If you give a task to Lana she does it. 

Larry is about bragging.  He thinks he has confidence.  If you give Larry a task he procrastinates.  He may get it done but his work has errors.    Here is the difference between Larry and Lana.  Lana takes pride in her work.  Larry takes pride in bragging.  Lana will eventually feel confident.  People count on her and trust her.  She can get the job done.  Larry will keep bragging and eventually be looking for work at another organization.   The moral here is that being competent will lead to you to feel confident.  The moral here is in order to be competent you have to start the task.  The moral here is being competent leads to trust and respect by your peers as well as self respect.

February 10, 2007 - Posted by | competence, confidence

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