Conviction- To have a belief so firm that no one, and no thing can make you waver. This man that you see had no idea this picture was being taken. As a matter of fact, he didn’t care whether or not anyone was watching. He believed in something so deeply, that he did not hesitate to express that belief through prayer out in the open. This man had conviction.
The most successful people in the world exude the most confidence. But confidence does not just happen. It’s easy to say you’re confident, but how many people truly believe it? Before confidence comes conviction. Not a religious or political conviction. Rather, it starts with having conviction in oneself. To hold firm to the belief that your capabilities are endless, that your mind, body and soul are so powerful that you can achieve anything.
Everyone is human. Everyone is born. Everyone lives. And everyone dies. Somewhere in that time between birth and death there are those that set themselves apart from the rest of the pack in their respective craft. How do they do it? For starters, they have conviction in their capabilities.
Before Michael Phelps was a 28-time medalist, or before Usain Bolt became the fastest man in the world, they were just two athletes among many. In order for them to set records and achieve great success they had to have unwavering belief in their abilities. Have you ever met a successful person who didn’t believe in him or herself? I didn’t think so.
Confidence comes as you start to achieve success. The more success you have, the more confident you’ll be. Confidence is also passive. Conviction on the other hand is not. Conviction is active. It requires awareness of mind, body and soul and their capabilities. Have an unwavering belief in yourself and keep working at your craft. If it’s success that you seek, you won’t have to look too far because it will come and find you.