O'Reilly logo

What's Stopping You Being More Confident? by Robert Kelsey

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

5

OPTIMISM AND RESILIENCE

Confidence isn’t simply the absence of under-confidence. It’s an alchemy of positive traits that, when mixed, create something greater than the sum of its parts. To develop confidence, therefore, we must understand what’s in that mix. I mean fully understand – calculating what must be acquired, as well as what we simply need to comprehend and even what we can potentially dismiss as little more than a myth.

Certainly, there are some powerful illusions in the confidence mix. But there are also traits that cannot be ignored – probably the most important of which is optimism. Confident people not only hope for the best, they assume it. And it’s this – above all else – that allows them to act.

For me, pessimism (optimism’s ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required