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How Confidence Fits Into Studying

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Tragedy is Comedy Misunderstood 

It’s been said life is a balance between luck and timing. While not totally wrong, it is far from true. That statement makes it seem as if I have little control over what happens. An accurate statement would be “life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react.” – Charles R. Swindoll.

Pessimist, realist, optimist. It’s not a contest. Optimism wins every time. A realist is a pessimist who thinks they know how “it” is. An optimist is a realist who accepted control of their life.

Perspective, interpretation, attitude; that is everything.

Confidence in your attitude, exerting that confidence, that’s what makes the difference.

Last year, I lost two job offers to someone else. When I inquired to the employer, why? They responded the selected candidate had more confidence. That other candidate instilled confidence in the employer that they were the right choice for the job. I know I could perform the duties of that job but I didn’t convince the employer I could. Honesty is both an asset and a fault. It takes me a bit to settle and feel comfortable, once that comfort comes, my confidence exudes, and my personality starts to show through. This has worked for me in the past, but as I’m getting older and venturing into the workforce, networking, and taking my studies much more seriously, that grace period to build my confidence just isn’t there. I’m missing opportunities, not because I lack the capabilities, but because I’m hiding my confidence. My attitude takes a back seat when it should be driving.

I’ve always been confident in myself, but it didn’t always show. When I started to exert that confidence, my studies improved, my relationships with my peers, teachers, and managers improved, and I’m now more motivated in every aspect and able to maintain that momentum. I’m beginning to find a medium between keeping to myself and showing the world who I am and what I can do.

This short motivational video takes a familiar nursery rhyme and turns it into a metaphor for taking control. It’s a creative take that you won’t regret hearing.