Personal Skills To Improve
Step 3: Be Prepared; Preparation Builds Confidence
The late, great Dallas Cowboys head coach Tom Landry once said, "If you are prepared, you will be confident and will do the job.'' The logic is inescapable. If you prepare well, your confidence will soar. And the greater your confidence, the better you can focus on the task at hand.
One of the most thoroughly prepared basketball players of all time was Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird. After winning the NBA championship in 1984 against the Los Angeles Lakers, Bird said, "I had all the confidence in the world. When I took a shot, I believed it was going in, every time. I had taken so many shots, I couldn't imagine missing. I only thought in positive terms."