To Build Confidence, Build Competence.

“To build confidence, build competence. Nothing creates and undergirds a confident disposition like knowing you’re prepared for the challenge…

The athletes who are most successful at using such techniques as visualization, articulation, and positive self-talk are those who have done the most work to hone their skills and raise their competence level; these are ultimately the fundamental tools of success. There is no way to short-circuit that process. Mental techniques can enhance, but can never replace, the hard work of preparation. Great confidence is rooted in great preparation. Only those who prepare for greatness can reasonably expect it.”

~ Tom Morris  from The Art of Achievement

Leave a Reply