Untitled (by Takuroh Toyama)
Confidence is quiet: It’s a natural expression of ability, expertise, and self-regard.
I’m fortunate to know a number of truly confident people. The majority are people I’ve met through my career and who work in a variety of industries and professions.
It comes as no surprise they all share a number of qualities:
They take a stand not because they think they are always right… but because they are not afraid to be wrong.
Truly confident people don’t mind being proven wrong. They feel finding out what is right is a lot more important than being right. And when they’re wrong, they’re secure enough to back down graciously.
Truly confident people often admit they’re wrong or don’t have all the answers; intellectual bullies never do.
They listen ten times more than they speak.
Bragging is a mask for insecurity. Truly confident people are quiet and unassuming. They already know what they think; they want to know what you think.
Truly confident people realize they know a lot, but they wish they knew more… and they know the only way to learn more is to listen more.
They freely ask for help.
Many people feel asking for help is a sign of weakness; implicit in the request is a lack of knowledge, skill, or experience.
Confident people are secure enough to admit a weakness. So they often ask others for help, not only because they are secure enough to admit they need help but also because they know that when they seek help they pay the person they ask a huge compliment.
Saying, “Can you help me?” shows tremendous respect for that individual’s expertise and judgment. Otherwise you wouldn’t ask.
They think, “Why not me?”
Many people feel they have to wait: To be promoted, to be hired, to be selected, to be chosen.
Truly confident people know that access is almost universal. They can connect with almost anyone through social media. (Everyone you know knows someone you should know.) They know they can attract their own funding, create their own products, build their own relationships and networks, choose their own path – they can choose to follow whatever course they wish.
And very quietly, without calling attention to themselves, they go out and do it.
They don’t put down other people.
Generally speaking, the people who like to gossip, who like to speak badly of others, do so because they hope by comparison to make themselves look better.
The only comparison a truly confident person makes is to the person he was yesterday – and to the person he hopes to someday become.
They aren’t afraid to look silly…
but when you’re truly confident, you don’t mind occasionally being in a situation where you aren’t at your best.
(And oddly enough, people tend to respect you more when you do – not less.)
… And they own their mistakes.
Insecurity tends to breed artificiality; confidence breeds sincerity and honesty.
That’s why truly confident people admit their mistakes. They dine out on their screw-ups. They don’t mind serving as a cautionary tale. They don’t mind being a source of laughter – for others and for themselves.
They only seek approval from the people who really matter.
When we earn their trust and respect, no matter where we go or what we try, we do it with true confidence – because we know the people who truly matter the most are truly behind us.
George Harrison and Eric Clapton - While my guitar gently weeps (HQ) (by Marcoeliasful)
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
Perfect, cross language, long distance, communication-speak English to someone in Japan and they instantly hear it well-spoken Japanese. Sound and video will be crystal clear, with no background noise. Technology will enhance fidelity, not reduce it.
We envisage a world where Language barriers are no more. Universal translator software will allow real time interpretation that preserves the quality, context and emotion of communication.
Interpersonal communication and social connections will be part of the spaces and objects we live with: they will link to information for others.
Our seat on the bus will tell our friends that we are on our way, and the cup we are holding will ask our phone to invite colleagues to join us in the café.
We will be able to think certain commands and they will be translated. We will eliminate the need to use muscles to talk or type.
Could it be ; Ester Rada
It is impossible not to admire the way the Louis C. - Kay does things that he does everything else. First of all it looks completely different TV star, awkward, chubby, Jing, and bald, with a goatee and wearing always stupid T-shirt and jeans. But it’s not just the shape. C - Kay just works differently. The “Louis” is a producer, directs, writes to the editor even last season alone. His plan also staged another and other written, almost feature length, with almost no romance and almost wins, with lots of kinks narrative and truth even with relatively few jokes, bottom line a lot more drama sitcom.