Confidence is Earned Not Faked


You can’t fake your way to confidence.  inspiration success hard wrok

It’s not something you can manifest by good thoughts alone.

Confidence is a byproduct of taking action that produces results which helps build confidence.

The more you achieve, the more you succeed, the more your confidence grows.

In a way, confidence is very much like a bucket.

It can be filled, but it can also be depleted.

What Fills the Confidence Bucket?

  • Perfecting your skills 
  • Increasing your knowledge
  • Making money
  • Saving money
  • Growing your money
  • Overcoming obstacles and pitfalls
  • Overcoming failure
  • Navigating around potential obstacles and pitfalls
  • Solving problems
  • Surrounding yourself with positive, upbeat people
  • Surviving unexpected, bad consequences
  • Positive self-talk
  • Helping others
  • Achieving goals
  • Having good daily habits
  • Appreciating what you have
  • Taking action
  • Writing down your victories and successes
  • Making decisions
  • Stop making excuses
  • Stop comparing yourself with others
  • Hard work
  • Being productive

What Depletes the Confidence Bucket?

  • Procrastinating
  • Inactivity/Laziness
  • Being unproductive
  • Time wasters like TV, the Internet, Facebook, etc.
  • Lack of goals
  • Not pursuing goals
  • Making excuses
  • Indecision
  • Envymoney
  • Surrounding yourself with negative people
  • Quitting on dreams, goals, problems, obstacles
  • Focusing on your mistakes and failures
  • Having bad daily habits
  • Being selfish
  • Giving into failure
  • Losing money
  • Negative self-talk
  • Too much debt

If you lack confidence it is because your Confidence Bucket is depleted.

You need to fill it up in order to gain confidence.

When it comes to confidence you cannot “act as if”.

Building confidence requires daily effort!


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Tom is a CPA, CFP and heads one of the top financial firms in New Jersey. For 5 years, Tom observed and documented the daily activities of wealthy people and people living in poverty and his research he identified over 200 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots” which culminated in his #1 bestselling book, Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals. Visit the website:

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