Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Do you question confidence?

Yesterday I was asked to suggest some questions on the topic of confidence for a Toastmaster meeting that my new friend, Sasha, had on her schedule. I started thinking about what I wanted to know for the book I'm writing and then thought about perceptions people have concerning confidence and courage.

That brought up my curious nature. (I'm sure those who know me are rolling their eyes about now because I happen to be a VERY curious person who will research just because I want to know something and then research what I learned from it.)

So I began to wonder (here's where you jump in, friends) what do people think about confidence and/or courage?

Are there opinions, perceptions, or even facts that are heavily ingrained?

Here's a few I wonder. Feel free to answer some, any, or add your own to this discussion.

If you could learn anything about how to be a confident person, what would it be?

If confidence is gained by learning from mistakes, is there any mistake you would still prefer never to have made?

What are you most confident about and how did you gain that sense of confidence?

When you see someone who exudes confidence, what do you actually see that makes you believe they are confident?

When you see someone who is timid, what do you see?

Is confidence an area that matters to you or do you have a different important value? (Oh yes, please share it.)

Are you confident in one area or a confident person all around? Which do you think is more common?

Is there a dream or goal left unconquered? What would make it important enough to go for it? Would that take courage or confidence?

Add your own or come answer those already here :-) You never know, your thoughts might end up in my book!
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