Confidence breeds confidence

Confidence breeds confidence. Just as you can make others enthusiastic with your enthusiasm, you can give people confidence in you by acting confidently.

It is a sad but true fact that many of mediocre ability get further than those who have outstanding talents because they know how to act confidently.

All the great leaders have known this. Napoleon, for example, boldly went out to meet the French Army when they were sent out to get him after his first exile. By acting with supreme confidence as if he expected the army to take commands from him, the soldiers marched back behind him.

John D. Rockefeller used the same technique. When the creditor suggested that he would like to have his bill paid, Rockefeller would reach for his chequebook with a flourish. “Which would you rather have,” he would ask, “cash or Standard Oil stock?” he appeared so calm and confident, that nearly all opted for the stock and none ever regretted it. If you believe in yourself, and act as if you believe in yourself, others will believe in you.

to be continued.

Tomorrow, I will share about how to put magnetism in your personality.