Confident: sometimes you need to just do it


I’m so often shocked when friends I look up to confess to not feeling confident in their abilities. Sure, I often feel that way, too, but they are so obviously talented.

Even if you’re not confident in your abilities, and that is human nature for most people, you can still be confident as a runner:

  • Confident in your training plan
  • Confident in your willingness to do the work
  • Confident in your coach (if you have one)
  • Confident in your runner friends to be there for you
  • Confident in your family to support your running
  • Confident that the hard work you’ve done will get you through your race

And when you’re not confident, because we all have times of doubt, just fake it til you make it, or as Nike likes to say: just do it! Sometimes pretending to be confident can actually make you confident.

I totally did that with yesterday’s vlog, so far out of my comfort zone — I guess I was good at faking it, because even Mr. Judy, who tells it like it is, said it wasn’t bad (which is praise from him).

Never give up and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.
— Conficius


Deb Runs
I’m linking up with Deb’s Wednesday Word — click through and read what others bloggers have to say about heart. It’s always fascinating how everyone has a different take on it!

Are you confident, or do you have to fake it?

24 thoughts on “Confident: sometimes you need to just do it

    1. Wendy, EVERYONE wants to listen to you.I’m pretty sure all us bloggers want to meet you.

      I was actually on TV once years & years ago. I belonged to a small business organization & was friendly with one of the founders, so she recommended me.

      I can’t say as it boosted my business, but I actually didn’t come across too bad!

      I am shy and even shyer on camera; having to be video’d for my nephew’s Bar Mitzah last year was sheer torture and I looked like a dork!

      You’d be great at a podcast. Do it!


  1. I tend to be a pretty confident person but you’re right, every now and then those doubts creep in and mess things up a bit. But I know I’m always trying my best and, well, the best you can do is the best you can do. And if I’m not able to try my best, I fake it 😉

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  2. I’m pretty confident most of the time, but sometimes… like in my closet for example, I’ll buy an outfit, but never mix or match because I’m not confident in doing that myself. When purchasing clothes I ask the poor sales associate a million questions about what I should wear them, what jewelry, etc.

    Thanks for linking up!


    1. That’s so funny, because generally I would say I’m not very confident, but when it comes to clothes, I am. I’m very good at putting together outfits, even stuff I’ve bought years apart.

      I actually hate being bothered by salespeople usually, because I know what I want!

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