The Key to Social Success: Confidence

Oprah Winfrey. Michael Jordan. Logan Paul. Barack Obama. Justin Bieber.

What do you think of when you see these names? Success? Perfection? Losers? Depending on who you ask, you’ll get varying answers. All of these people have mastered what they do. We look to them as people who have “made it”. Did you ever think that maybe they have doubted themselves at some point? Were they created and given a shot of confidence that only successful people are allowed to have?

When I think of all of these names, I think of one thing:  CONFIDENCE. They all have it and yet I can guarantee you they have all been scared at some point. Afraid to fail or fear of not being accepted for who they are. It happens to them, it happens to me, and it happens to you. But what’s the difference between someone who is successful and someone who sits back and watches everyone else “make it”?

There are three types of people in the world:

  1. Those who make it happen
  2. Those who watch people make it happen
  3. Those who wonder how it happened.

Which one are you?

Tell me if this has ever happened to you: You watch a TED talk, listen to a good podcast or view a motivational speaker that says, “you can do it guys!” and you feel SUPER energized after! You are ready to take on the world and nobody and nothing is going to stand in your way. Then something weird happens. You start forgetting the feeling you had when you felt fired up. You leave the conference or close the computer and go back to feeling stuck and unsure of what your purpose is. The boost of energy doesn’t stick. You feel like you’re back to square one. Except now you’re even more frustrated because time has gone by and you still haven’t made progress.

If I could tell you one thing today, right now, it’s this: Do things to keep your confidence level high.

This is done in a variety of ways, but the number one way is to just start DOING. After you read this, GO! DO! Don’t get distracted by social media or hunger or anything else. Because the moments you get where you feel excited to move out of your comfort zone and try hard things don’t come often and they don’t stay long if you don’t let them. When you start to just DO, your confidence will increase. You will begin to realize that you are so capable of accomplishing hard things that have been weighing you down for weeks/months.

If you ever feel like you’re alone, don’t. I believe in you. I believe that you can do this and you are an extraordinary person. Be the type of person that makes it happen. Now GO AND DO!