Leaders have the strong inner confidence to achieve their goals and persist until they succeed. Brian Tracy, author of The Power of Self-Confidence, outlines four methods for building your inner confidence (listed below). He calls them “The Four Cs of Inner Confidence.”
As you review them, notice the verbs he uses: decide, develop and resolve. He is challenging you to make strong personal decisions about how you think and what you do.
- Clarity: Decide exactly what it is you want to accomplish and exactly the kind of person you wish to become.
- Conviction: Develop the unshakable belief that you can do anything that you put your mind to.
- Commitment: Resolve to do whatever is necessary; develop the willingness to pay the price, in advance, for any success you desire.
- Consistency: Resolve to work on your goals every day, morning, noon and night until they are accomplished.