Even the most successful people lack self-confidence at certain times. Self-confidence is not a static quality; rather, it’s a mindset that takes effort to maintain when the going gets rough. It must be learned, practiced and mastered just like any other skill. But once you master it, you will be changed for the better.
Positive energy and confidence in self leads to positive outcomes, so If your mind is set to the can-do side of any situation, avoiding the negative self-talk that can make one feel less confident.
It was this confidence that kept John Grisham going. He started out as a lawyer who loved to write. His first book A Time to Kill took three years to write and was rejected 28 times. He’s now gone on to sell over 250 million copies of his books.