Wright Foundation | May 7, 2013

The Truth About Self-Confidence

Self-confidence is an illusion. What matters is that we’re authentic, genuine, and talking. Now if you want to go into a job interview and appear what people call self-confident, then prepare! Think about what you want to know. If it’s a job interview, the biggest thing to do is interview the interviewer. Make sure that it’s a good place for you and where you want to be.

If you’re a salesperson, however, and you want to appear self-confident, be interested. Try and learn about other people. Don’t just sell products, serve people. And you can’t serve people until you know who those people are and what they’re about.

Confidence is an illusion. Confidence is something we project onto somebody who appears to be more certain than we are. We do speak about self-efficacy at Wright, about knowing you can get things done, and some people do have greater faith in their capacity to get things done. But the real challenge is being as fully alive and fully engaged as we can to learn and grow. If something is important enough for us to be afraid, then we set up a plan before we go into uncharted territory.

Always remember, it’s about understanding others. It’s about being interested in others, whether we are on a job interview, selling something, on a first date, or even in a marriage, we have been in for many, many years.

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