Confidence is like a slippery fish – one moment you have it, the next moment you lost it.

Confidence makes the act fluid, motionless, and effortless.

Confidence covers up lack of talent and trying too hard.

Confidence inspires others to follow and emotes the best in others.

Confidence is winning from the inside out, not the outside in.

Confidence begins and grows with imagination.

Confidence is solidified and cemented with the love of hard work, relentless repetition of correct skill building, and a never quit attitude.

The one question I most often ask a parent of a child attending camp with me is; “If your child could get better in one way, what would it be?”

Far and away the most common answer is, “Confidence.”

The best ways I know to get confidence are;

1.  Believe what God says about me; not what I say or anyone else says. Study Psalm 8. Psalm 19, Psalm 139, Colossians 3: 13-18, and Philippians 4:13.

2.  Act as if; fake it ’til you make it, claim the victory.

3.  Write your “I am’s” and quote them with daily examples: I am a winner, I am a hard worker, I am a 4.0 student.

4.  Learn to love to work hard to make your dreams come true.

5.  Never ever give up on your dreams! Disney didn’t, Michael Jordan didn’t, George Washington didn’t, Thomas Edison didn’t, and Jesus didn’t.

When should we quit? NEVER!