What Confidence Does NOT Do!

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Confidence Does NOT Do This…


How many of us have been driving in a very unfamiliar place, following our GPS on our phone, and suddenly sense that we were not quite in the right spot?

So, we turned at corner disregarding the map and the instructions it was telling us. (I do sometimes believe that the GPS takes me past certain businesses so I’ll have to stop.) 

We all have a built-in GPS system. It’s called confidence! Trust is our gut, our intuition, our inborn GPS. Our GPS just points us in the direction we are supposed to go. 

It is then our decision whether or not to trust our gut. Do we turn around? should I reach out to that person, do I go for it? 

Either we listen to our gut and trust it, or we do not. When we are confident, we merely listen to it more often and trust it. 

But, here is what Confidence does not do! 

Confidence does not judge!

I’ve never had the GPS on my phone stop and ask me,  “why did you turn there?” “How did you get here?”  “Why are you in this part of town?” “Are you going to be late?” 

Faith does not do this, because when we are confident and make a mistake, we merely move on and let it go a whole lot easier.  We just go back to trusting out gut. Confidence is the ability to re-focus, to let go of mistakes, and to listen to our gut, our inborn GPS.

It never asks questions like “how did you get in this situation?” “This should be over, “why are you even here”? “Are you really good enough”?

It’s only when we lose confidence that we start to second-guess ourselves, question our motivation, hesitate, isolate from others and judge ourselves so very harshly! 

When it comes to judging ourselves, we are the harshest judge we will ever face. When it comes to ourselves, we are the hanging judge! Even though, we would extend others grace for their mistakes. OFF WITH HIS HEAD is how harshly we judge ourselves! Confidence does not do that. 

When we start to second guess ourselves and hesitate, get back to just listening to our GPS. It may be tough, but it’s sometimes all we got. 


Dr. Rob Bell

Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology Coach. His company DRB & associates is based in Indianapolis.  Some clients have included: University of Notre Dame, Indy Eleven, Marriott, and Walgreens. Check out the most recent books on Mental Toughness- 

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