All entrepreneurs share a common vision. Although every entrepreneur is a unique individual with unique talents and aspirations, there’s one vision that all entrepreneurs share: the common wish to feel totally confident about themselves–and have this feeling last for their entire lives.
Why does confidence matter?
Confidence is the electricity of life.
A modern home outfitted with every gadget and convenience will only work with a supply of electricity to power these amenities; similarly, your abilities only come alive when you have confidence.
Making decisions about the future of your organization, generating new business, creating new products, services, or processes–all these entrepreneurial activities rely on confidence for their foundation. Only those who have it can derive satisfaction, meaning, and purpose from their successes, and are able to transform their failures into lessons for future improvements.
What Is Confidence?
But what is this thing called “confidence?” Here’s how I define it:
Confidence is the ability to transform fear into focused and relaxed thinking, communication, and action–with the result that dangers become opportunities, obstacles become innovations, weaknesses become advantages, and setbacks become breakthroughs.
This is clearly an extraordinary ability, more important than any other. Having confidence makes almost everything else possible, doesn’t it? Entrepreneurs who have this central ability as a constant daily resource can learn anything, respond to anything, adjust to anything, and achieve anything.