Posts tagged with “confidence”

Only Keep Score Against Yourself

Success is not how much money you make. It’s not how much stuff you own. It’s not your job, your status, or your rank against the neighbors. So what is it?

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Why you should never feel guilty about “wasting time”.

If you worry that trying new ideas might be “wasted time”, consider this: I lived in a van and wore eyeliner for two years — and I owe my career to it.

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Why Your Great Idea Is Doomed (and How to Save It)

Ideas change the world — or so we think. But even the best ideas are utterly worthless if they can’t live through The Slog. Unfortunately, most ideas don’t.

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Set Yourself on Fire

When asked if you can do something you don't know how to do, you can say no, or you can set yourself on fire, say yes, and then figure it out.

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Take Away Its Power

As a kid I was so scared of horror films I'd get scared just thinking about them. As I got older I learned to see how the movie ends to take away its power.

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The Fear

When I was twelve, all I wanted to do was kiss Cindy. And I was pretty sure Cindy wanted to kiss me, too. But The Fear was certain a kiss spelled disaster.

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I'm Not a Phony

Confidence is kind of a dirty word these days. Talking about our strengths and abilities makes us feel like impostors. We're all insecure. I'm sick of it.

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