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Confidence


Confidence is a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable. Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities. A feeling of trust (in someone or something).

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Self- Efficacy is the extent or strength of one's belief in one's own ability to complete tasks and reach goals. Seen as the ability to persist and a person's ability to succeed with a task. As an example, self-efficacy directly relates to how long someone will stick to a workout regimen or a diet. High and low self-efficacy determine whether or not someone will choose to take on a challenging task or "write it off" as impossible. Self-efficacy affects every area of human endeavor. By determining the beliefs a person holds regarding his or her power to affect situations, it strongly influences both the power a person actually has to face challenges competently and the choices a person is most likely to make. These effects are particularly apparent, and compelling, with regard to behaviors affecting health.

Self-Esteem reflects a person's overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs about oneself.
Pride is an inwardly directed emotion that carries two antithetical meanings. With a negative connotation pride refers to a foolishly and irrationally corrupt sense of one's personal value, status or accomplishments, used synonymously with hubris. With a positive connotation, pride refers to a humble and content sense of attachment toward one's own or another's choices and actions, or toward a whole group of people, and is a product of praise, independent self-reflection, and a fulfilled feeling of belonging.

Self-Manage - Responsibilities


Vulnerabilities

Optimism, Confidence, Self-esteem, Beliefs, Positivism or having Self-Confidence are all irrelevant. To have confidence is like having a false sense of security. Same thing for Depression or Happiness, or self doubt, which are also irrelevant and not an accurate Measurement of Reality or Awareness. The only accurate way to know if things are good, bad, wrong or right is by Measuring, not by using your feelings. Self-Confidence could also be misunderstood as Egotistic, Self-Centered or just being Full of Yourself, a dysfunctional Pride. And understanding ones Abilities is not a guarantee that your abilities will bring you Success. And just thinking things will have a favorable outcome is not always beneficial. This also applies to Courage, Bravery and being Fearless. And just trying psych yourself up is not necessarily going to make you more Aware or more capable. But you also don't want Fear to paralyze you into not taking actions. Knowing your Capabilities is better then having faith in your abilities. Knowing you are capable of many things is better then Believing that you are capable of many things. All you can say is that ' I am capable of many things and I understand my abilities, and based on my past experiences, and looking at all the data and information, I can calculate that the odds are in my favor for this particular task that I am about to perform. I know that there is no guarantee of success and that accidents do happen, but I understand the Risk and I understand that Mistakes are a part of Learning. I also know that emotions of any kind are a distraction and will only interfere with my Focus and Awareness. So in order to have any type of Confidence you first must have an accurate way of measuring your abilities. And not just by comparing your abilities to others, but by validating your testing methods accuracy and by knowing that your measurements are up to date. 

Wishful Thinking is the formation of beliefs and making decisions according to what might be pleasing to imagine instead of by appealing to evidence, rationality, or reality. It is a product of resolving conflicts between belief and desire.
Magical Thinking actions and events which seemingly cannot be justified by reason and observation.
Optimism Bias is a cognitive bias that causes a person to believe that they are less at risk of experiencing a negative event compared to others.
Overconfidence Effect bias in which a person's subjective confidence in his or her judgments is reliably greater than the objective accuracy of those judgments, especially when confidence is relatively high.
Confidence Trick
Overconfidence is when we tend to overestimate our capabilities and skills and as a result we tend to take greater risks in our daily lives. In this bias we feel convinced and confident that we are right irrespective of truth.

Disinhibition
Assuming
Positive Thinking
Placebo

Emotional Insecurity a feeling of general unease or nervousness that may be triggered by perceiving of oneself to be vulnerable or inferior in some way, or a sense of vulnerability or instability which threatens one's self-image or ego.
Superiority Complex is a psychological defense mechanism in which a person's feelings of superiority counter or conceal his or her feelings of inferiority.
Impostor Syndrome describes people who are unable to internalize their accomplishments. Despite external evidence of their competence, those exhibiting the syndrome remain convinced that they are frauds and do not deserve the success they have achieved. Proof of success is dismissed as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent and competent than they believe themselves to be. Notably, impostor syndrome is particularly common among high-achieving women, although some studies indicate that both genders may be affected in equal numbers.

Accurately Calculate Worth or Value
Self-Smart
Does Praising someone build Confidence?
Risk Taking

Confidence is knowing your abilities and knowing how to use your abilities effectively and correctly. It is not a state of mind.

You can't replace knowledge, information and experiences using just a few words like "You need more Confidence". People don't lack confidence, people lack knowledge, information and experiences. A person doesn't need to believe in themselves, a person needs to know themselves, and understand their abilities. To have freedom from doubt, or to trust, is dangerous.

Being Self-Conscious without Fears is just Awareness. And Confidence without a Conscience is the lacking of awareness.

Thinking Positive is good, but positive thinking alone will not increase your chances, a perfectly executed move needs skills, learning and a lot of training.  Sports Wisdom

Contentment
idle hands are the devil's workshop 

"Ignorance is bliss until it hits you in the face"  

"Don't get caught with your pants down, or don't get caught unprepared, or get caught doing things that you shouldn't be doing"

"Having no Fear is not without risk, you still need to be cautious, responsible and aware. Not being afraid does not excuse you from the risk or danger of reality, you still need to know your limits."   Failure

If I do Fail I will only learn from that Experience and I will not let Mistakes discourage me from future Endeavors.
Self-Discipline
So what's the difference between Faith and Self-confidence?     
Socrates on Self-Confidence (youtube)
What are the differences between Phobias, Panic Attack and Fear?
Anxieties  
Relaxation Techniques
Does Systematic Desensitization or Immersion Therapy help to lessen fears?  
What are the differences between Anxiety, Nervous Energy, Worrying, Insecurity and Fear?
Adventure Sayings
What is Somatic Experiencing?
What is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?
Stress Management
What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing?

Shyness
Introvert
Anxiety

What's the difference between Pessimism and Optimism
What's Enthusiasm
What's Envy?
What's the difference between Pleasure and Pain?

Brain
Interpersonal intelligence
Inspiration
Goals

Yes things will be good and yes things will be bad. But the only way things will improve in the future will be by making lasting improvements today. Just saying things will be OK is not the same thing as doing things that will make improvements so that the odds of things being better will most likely increase. Good Intentions will always be better then no real intentions at all.

The glass is neither half full nor half empty, it is what it is, a glass with a certain amount of water
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Pragmatism rejects the idea that the function of thought is to describe, represent, or mirror reality. Instead, pragmatists consider thought an instrument or tool for prediction, problem solving and action.

You can't have Satisfaction, only Acceptance or Complacency. To be satisfied is like having a false sense of security. How can you be satisfied knowing there is something better? How can you be satisfied knowing that it's not an accurate measurement of reality? I'm not saying you can't enjoy life or be happy, I'm just say be cautious when feeling satisfied.
I Can't Get No Satisfaction

"It's illogical to be discouraged by the fear of Failure. Scenarios are to be Measured, they are not to be feared. Believing in failure or believing in success has no calculating factors or value, so they are useless in Decision Making, and they can also be very dangerous because they may cause you to make a wrong decision, a decision not based on reality or facts."

"Ordinary people can be capable of some extraordinary things. So you should never underestimate a persons abilities or a persons value because you never know how important that someone is until you give them a chance to explore their abilities. Incredible things happen when you least expect it, in ways that you have never imagined. There seems to be an extraordinary person in all of us, so you could say that ordinary people are just extraordinary people waiting for their chance to shine."

And you certainly don't want your confidence to turn into bragging or boasting, that would be a shame. Showing excessive pride and self-satisfaction in one's achievements, possessions, or abilities. Exhibiting self-importance.

Showing off: |
Someone who deliberately behaves in such a way as to attract attention. Display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously.

Pretentious:
Making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction.
Intended to attract notice and impress others.

Coercing:
Cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
Flaunting or Taunting

It's better to explain why your achievements are important and valuable?

Don't let your insecurity get the best of you.

Don't be..
Insecure: Lacking self-confidence or assurance.
Dependent: A person who relies on another person for support. 
Gullible: Easily tricked because of being too trusting.
Don't ever assume or jump to conclusions.
Asking questions and learning is a lot easier.

What you should be..
Self-confident: Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities.
Independent: Free from external control and constraint.  Self-Manage
Intelligent: Showing good judgment. The capacity to reason.




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