Then There Was The Time I Had Unstoppable Confidence…

Unstoppable confidence is not a great thing. UNSTOPPABLE CONFIDENCE IN REFLECTION

I am a former celebrity, or at least that’s what my ego would like to believe.

In a very small, niche market, I was known, but not necessarily respected, and certainly not liked.

THE JOURNEY TOWARDS UNSTOPPABLE CONFIDENCE

For nearly a decade, I served as a top speech and debate coach, achieving 10 consecutive team championships. Indeed, we were unstoppable.

However, I take pride in the work my staff and I did, influencing and empowering thousands of students. They not only gained the confidence to express themselves but also succeeded in various fields.

THE COST OF BEING ‘UNSTOPPABLE’

Believing in the need to be unstoppable, I often overlooked other perspectives. This relentless pursuit led to a considerable toll on my health, relationships, and more.

Eventually, I realized that the accolades and results of my “unstoppable” era were far from worth the personal cost.

A MESSAGE OF HOPE AND BALANCED CONFIDENCE

If you’re feeling the pressure to be an unstoppable leader, it’s crucial to pause and reflect. What you are doing currently is more than enough.

Moreover, achieving great results does not necessitate an ‘unstoppable’ approach. We can face challenges directly while maintaining a balanced and compassionate leadership style.

This realization marks the beginning of a journey towards accomplishment, free from the unsustainable pressures of being “unstoppable”.

Additionally, I often reflect on my past mindset. I wish someone had warned me that being unstoppable was more indicative of misaligned intentions than of success.

Despite our overflowing trophy case, I now understand that this was not just an ego boost but a detriment to my overall well-being.

Today, I advise leaders to strive for balance. Unstoppable confidence should not come at the expense of one’s health or relationships.

Conclusively, as you reflect on your own journey, consider whether you are pursuing success at a sustainable pace. True success is not just about achievements but also about maintaining balance and well-being.

KEEP SPEAKING UP YOUR STORY,

Keep speaking up your story,

ENCORE: MORE TO EXPLORE

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE UNSTOPPABLE?

Being unstoppable means just that – not having the ability to stop. Yes, we use the term in marketing to convey a sense of confidence, but do you REALLY never want to be stopped? I don’t know about you, but there have been many times in my life when I wish someone would have been able to stop me. Click on the link below to learn more.

Having “Unstoppable” Confidence Will Break Your Confidence

The distinction between confidence and foolishness is subtle, yet crucial.  Sadly many media sources advocate for leaders to be ‘unstoppable’ or ‘unshakable.’ Such terms can create unrealistic expectations about what leaders are capable of and what they ought to strive for.