Confidence. I believe that confidence is the key to life. If you want to do anything, then do it with confidence. Confidence leads to success. When ever I do anything, such as a presentation or even if I am running a race, I try to do it with confidence. If I am on the starting line for a 5k and I am thinking, “I’m gonna beat everyone one my team, and every one in the race.” then I will have a great race. I remember one time I was racing in my first varsity race at the Woodbridge Invitational (the second biggest cross country race in the world) and I thought, “I am going to be the fastest sophomore in this race and I will beat my previous personal best by a huge margin.” I ended up beating my personal best by over 40 seconds and I ended up as the 7th fastest sophomore.
An example of someone with massive amounts of confidence was Steve Prefontaine.
Steve Prefontaine was arguably one of the best amateur runners that ever lived. Coming into his freshman year in college he wanted to be the fastest mile runner that ever lived. As a junior in high school, he had dreamed of going to Munich four years later and racing in the Olympics that were going to be hosted there. He told his mom one day in his junior year in high school, “I’m going to Munich four years from now.” Sure enough he did. He raced in the 5000 meter race and finished fourth place. His mentality for the race was “go for the gold and nothing for the gold.” His coach later quoted, “Steve could have race for the bronze or the silver and he would have gotten it, but nothing made me as proud as seeing him go for gold.”
Confidence will take anyone places. In all areas such as taking a test, doing a job interview, or even talking to girls(if you are a guy). Have you ever heard the phrase, “Talk to girls with confidence. Girls like confidence.” Confidence shows that you are sure of yourself, and that is attractive. Confidence leads to success.