“There Is No Passion To Be Found In Playing Small” ~ Nelson Mandela
Low confidence seems to show up more often around low passion and low belief in the value of any given situation in which one is engaged. If you’re passionate – about your family, an opportunity, a person, a relationship, your health, a trip, etc. – your level of confidence naturally rises.
Nelson Mandela said, “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
One could also say, “There is no self-confidence to be found in playing small.” Imagine being imprisoned, as Mandela was, for 27 years, but keeping the faith and confidence in your cause and ultimately prevailing.
Where in your life can you focus on your passions, your bliss, and explore the consequences of expanded confidence? Are you more confident about situations where you have a higher level of passion? For you, what is the correlation between passion and supreme self-confidence?