January 31, 2018
Confidence is the depth of belief that you have the skills necessary to achieve the desired goal.
That depth comes largely from past positive experiences.
But what if you have not had many positive experiences lately?
Sometimes, delusional confidence may help.
Despite all of the evidence to the contrary, sometimes you need to tell
yourself repeatedly that you're that good, talented, and capable.
Delusional confidence is typically bad, but sometimes it can actually be good.
Delusional confidence is especially effective for getting you out of a slump.
The challenge is that delusional confidence is time limited. Reality will hit.
Along the way, focus your mind on small technical positive aspects
of performance. Mentally rehearse them. Create pictures or videos of them.
Soon, positive performances will occur. Real confidence will return.