How to Compound Confidence
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Talking with an incredibly successful man in India, something he said always stuck with me:
“I do not question my own ideas, I do not listen to other people. I do what I want to do, and I let the market tell me if I am right.”
I’ll temper this a bit by saying he’s not impulsive…but he’s also not hesitant.
He gathers information, makes the call, and pulls the trigger quickly. He’s also quick to shut it down, pivot, or go in an entirely different direction if needed. He has no ego. He takes risks and doesn’t get wounded by failures…but he likes to be right, and he often is. But when he’s wrong, he takes the hit and expands in another way. It’s all learning, and he takes it in like a computer model that continually adjusts, refines, and becomes better.
Confidence kicks us off, but it also functions like a muscle. The more we exercise it, the more it builds. Some of the greatest people in business look like they were always certain — and in some things, they likely were — but the key to why they won is that they built themselves & their companies from the inside out…not from the outside in.
They take hits, and they build again.
The conviction comes first, and if you want to build anything great — like a career, a company, or a position of any sort — it starts with you. How do you compound confidence to get to these levels? Let’s dive into how to do it.
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