How to build your Self Confidence
In my past life as a soccer coach, once you win a national championship, everybody wants to come play for you. It's really not true. Once you pay them, $25,000 a year in scholarship, everybody wants to come play for you. And parents would always come to me and they'd say okay my son or my daughter wants to come play at your University. What is it that we have to do you know, what are you looking for and being the Socratic professor that I am: well what does your son or daughter do? What do they do really well that we'd be interested in. And typically their answers are: well they've got great vision. They're really good. They can see the entire field or my daughter is the fastest player. There's nobody that can beat her or my son's got a great left foot or really really great in here and can head every ball.
Like yeah not bad but to be quite honest with you, those are the last things I'm looking for. The most important thing: self confidence. Without that skill and I use the word skill intentionally, without that skill, we are useless as a soccer player. Because when you lose sight or belief in yourself, we're done for.
I use the definition of self-confidence, the ability or the belief to believe in yourself to accomplish any tasks, no matter the odds, no matter the difficulty, no matter the adversity. The belief that you can accomplish it. Self confidence.