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Competence Builds Confidence

Competence Builds Confidence

Be it transforming your physique or building a business, the start is always rocky.

Our mind is filled with doubt, we're uncertain if we have the will, the skill, the ability necessary to get it done.

Even if there's glaring evidence from past endeavors that we do we often don't see it...

This is known as 'impostor syndrome'... it's our failure to internalize our ability and our previous accomplishments to draw reference points to our ability.

You can sit on the sidelines and war-game all you wish but at the end of the day you must pull the trigger and do the damn thing.

That's the only way you'll gain confidence.


You Must Build Competence

Gain experience in the situation or endeavor and watch your confidence rise!

Every professional boxer felt uncomfortable merely stepping in a boxing ring in the beginning, let alone going 12 hard rounds against an adversary that's attempting to take their head off with every slashing blow...

Their confidence came via their competence.

Take this professional combat athlete and sit them in the board room of a Fortune 500 company - you'll find that they're back to square one. Feeling uncomfortable - but this time in the ring of business... a different form of combat.

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Once again, this is due to their lack of experience and skill.

The only way to get it is to throw yourself into the situation and learn.

Whatever your goal is, you must throw yourself in.

Get started.

Disregard impostor syndrome.

The more time you spend immersed in it the quicker you'll gain competence.

With competence comes confidence.

What's Your Take On The Competence Builds Confidence Mentality? Let Me Know Below!

Scott J.
Scott J.
I’m SJ. I’m a fitness enthusiast and published author. I transformed my body from a skinny fat 135lbs with 18% body fat to a solid 192lbs at 8% body fat. I became qualified in a field I was passionate about. I founded several online businesses that allow me to pursue ideas and projects in my life that I am passionate about without having to constantly worry about money. I published several eBooks explaining the training and dieting techniques I used to achieve the body I have today. I learnt a plethora of new information on dieting and fitness by reading and applying what I read, to find out what does work and what doesn’t work, because as I’m sure you’ve noticed the health and fitness industry is full of non-sense claims and BS. I found out what was true and what worked for me and applied that knowledge. And you bet I had fun during the whole process.

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