The Difference Between Confidence & Wonderment

I can’t say I was much of a fan of the Matrix movies after the first one, and part of what made the first one so good was all the lessons Morpheus taught Neo.  ONE of those lessons was the difference between thinking you might be something, believing you might be something and simply KNOWING you ARE something.  It’s the difference between absolute confidence and confidence tinged with worries, doubts or insecurities.  Does the difference matter?  Only if you want to succeed.

One of history’s great warrior philosophers, Sun Tzu, said, “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”  What do you think that means?  I interpret it to mean that the victorious warriors are sur of their victory before they ever engage in the first battle, while the defeated warriors go into battle not sure if they’ll win or not. It’s my belief that Sun Tzu meant that victory was dependent on confidence and a mental surety of such victory before going to war.  That confidence was based on many things: preparation, planning, practice…  but the end result was the same.  If a man wasn’t committed to the victory before he ever even engaged in battle then he wouldn’t win.

I submit to you that most of life is the same way.  If you take on any given task unsure whether or not you can successfully complete that task…

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