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I’m not big into soccer.

Sorry all you soccer fans!

Yet when I saw this on CBS this morning, in the segment, Note to self, the message from Tim Howard, the US Goal Keep of the Men’s National League (now playing for the Colorado Rapids after a 10 year stint at Manchester) really struck a cord for me.

I was raised to be humble, proud but humble. I was taught to be grateful for my talents but not loud about them.

I think this quote from Tim Howard turned on light for me.

image from Adweek.

image from Adweek.

I wonder who else feels like this?

The world has lazily decided that self-confidence and self-belief are one and the same, and I’m here to tell you unequivocally that they are dead wrong.

Your confidence will ebb and flow depending on performances and results. Your self-belief, on the other hand, will give you the necessary strength to go out every day against the odds and continue to strive for greatness.

I look at our industry and see such amazingly talented people that I look up to, and now I know that it must be this self belief that gets them up in the morning to accomplish the great art and career milestones that they have had.

Can I get a Amen to self belief????