EARN your confidence

In Blog, Hustle Podcast by Eric Byrnes

Confidence is a beautiful thing… 

It allows us to act in a way in which we are sure of our skills and our actions… 

Confidence is an incredible tool in communication and can have an amazing, infectious effect on everyone around us… 

Confidence is also the gateway to success; with it, we will inevitably prevail; without it, we will eventually get buried by our insecurities… 

So now that we recognize the importance of confidence, how do we obtain it??? 

WORK, WORK AND MORE WORK… 

It’s that simple. There is no special formula or magic potion.

“But Byrnes, there is a guy on my baseball team that doesn’t work hard and goofs off at practice the whole time… He brags about how he thinks he is the best player and scores all the hot chicks… He is a narcissistic jerk but the one thing he doesn’t lack is confidence.” 

Hey Sammy Super Soft, I actually know this dude!!! His initials are GWGH right??? 

“Wow, how did you know that EB??” 

Because “Gary WANNABE Go Hard” has been around my entire life… He is the bully at school that acts tough and tries to make fun of all the other kids… He is the kid that will trip you when you are beating him in a race… To be blunt, he is a piece of shit, and more likely than not, he will continue to grow to be an even bigger piece of shit…

Even though Gary WANNABE Go Hard appears to be confident, he actually is not confident at all… Through years of lying, cheating and putting other kids down, Gary has been building up a MASSIVE wall of insecurity that he tries to mask with what we call FALSE confidence. All of this is done in an attempt to hide his shortcomings, and the beautiful thing is that Gary knows it…

If Gary is lucky, he will eventually cross the line with the wrong dude and get his ass kicked in front of the entire school… It is then and only then when he will be forced to eat a gigantic piece of humble pie and realize that you can’t fake confidence.

Ultimately, confidence is EARNED by working hard, being a good teammate and leading a virtuous life which may just include kicking Gary WANNABE Go Hards ass when that stupid f*ck deserves it. 👊

-EB