Continuing with the theme of taking lessons from movies, here’s something that really struck a chord with me from Ironman 3…
If you are confident at your core, nothing else matters.
So many of us rely on external trappings to feel confident. For some of us it’s our car or our house, for others it’s our job.
The danger in deriving confidence from these things however is that it could all be taken away from us tomorrow.
We need to find a way of gaining confidence that isn’t dependent on things around us.
We are the greatest asset we’ll ever have.
We are the thing that we should feel confident about on a core level.
The line that summed this up for me in the film was this:
“My suit wasn’t a hobby, it wasn’t a distraction, it was a cocoon. You could take away my tricks, you could take away my toys, you could take away my house, but there’s one thing you can’t take away… I AM Ironman.”
In life, never take at face value how confident people seem.
Most people who seem confident are really just basing their worth on things that could be taken away.
How many people do you know who could stand strong in the knowledge that they are their greatest asset?
I told you in a recent video the story of having to face up to this myself with the show – something I’d worked on for over year – being taken off the air.
I had to step up and say to myself, you can take away the show, you can take away everything that came with it… but so long as I have my voice and I can do my thing, I’m the asset.
It doesn’t matter what gets taken away. The thing that gives you real confidence is who you are at your core.
Don’t base your confidence on what you’re achieving. Build your confidence in such a way that if you were to lose everything, you could still feel amazing.
*If you want to learn how to do this, I have a program that could be for you.*
This has been one of the big, passionate subjects of my career. It’s something that I consider to be more important than anything else, and something that I’ve built an entire program around the concept of.
If you want to learn how to develop real core confidence and how to become invincible wherever you are in life, then this might be for you.
The program is the High Value Retreat and I have two booked for the rest of the year and that’s it.
You have to apply, and if you’d like to do so or find out more about the process, you can here. There’s a video where I cover all of the event details and a chance to enquire about the application process.
Check it out, and who knows, we could be spending 5 days together later this year…
Question of the day:
If you could have any one superpower, what would it be and why? My pick would be the ability to stop time – it would be an unbelievable amount of fun! Let me know yours in the comments!