Credibility is a pillar of confidence.
Many of the fables we learn when we are kids have a major lesson. The moral of the story behind the three little pigs is that of a solid foundation. One pig makes the house out of straw, another pig makes the house out of twigs and the third pig makes the house out of bricks. When the wolf comes, the wolf is a symbolic representation of trouble and hard times. In life, when the pandemic hit, that’s trouble. When inflation hit, that’s trouble. The pig’s house that was able to withstand the wolf and all the trouble he brought was the one that was built out of brick. The one with a solid foundation and a solid process. The one that took the longest to build.
When you see Diana Nyad reach the shores of Key West achieving her lifelong dream of swimming nonstop from Cuba to Florida, you are not just seeing a 53-hour nonstop swim. You are seeing a life long journey of commitment, training, development, and growth.
When you see Juan Manuel Marquez knocking out Manny Pacquiao, you are not just seeing a beautifully executed counterpunch, you are seeing a lifelong process of commitment, training, development, and growth.
Do you want to feel confident next time you are at bat? Do you want to feel confident next time you are about to start the first round? Do you want to feel confident for your next competition? Do you want to walk through life with confidence? Walk the walk! Put in the time. Keep your strengths sharp and develop your weaknesses. Train the body, sharpen your form, grow your tactical IQ, and strengthen your mind. Every time you train, do it deliberately!
In most cases, your outcome is a reflection of your process. If you take shortcuts, it will show. If you walk the walk, you will feel it.