We always do better when we are confident, regardless of what we are doing. – Joe Maddon
For me, confidence is the feeling that I am prepared to be successful. I know that I’ve put in the work – both mental and physical – to do what is required of me in the situation.
We are confident because we have both the skill and the mindset. We aren’t confident because we know we can “rise” to the situation. We are confident when we know our training has prepared us. We have thought about the options, we have reviewed predicable outcomes, and we remain focused on our vision.
I’m not taking about irrational confidence, but earned confidence. The confidence in our repetitions, our skills, and our discipline. This is what sets us apart – we build skill and make a difference.