Confidence is doing what you keep talking about.

Confidence is moving forward with certainty in your ability despite the uncertainty of success.

Confidence is taking responsibility for your mistakes instead of just apologizing for them.

Confidence is acknowledging your weaknesses and overcoming them with the strength of others.

Confidence is testing your theories to prove their validity even if you think they are correct.

Confidence is changing your mind when you are wrong no matter what other people might say.

Confidence is owning your entire life, even the bad, when everyone else would rather play the victim.


When I read I am looking for information. Even if I am reading fiction, the focus is on the words which convey ideas. The written word should be functional. Anything beyond the words is merely a distraction, a diversion from the function, form without meaning. The focus must be on what has been written.

I have perhaps spent more time than I should simplifying the format of this blog so you aren't distracted. There are no images to pull your eyes from the words. I've used two fonts and three colors. The type is large enough to read without being huge. I've embraced minimalism. These words, then, stand on their own. Only one post at a time is shown in order to provide focus.

It is my hope that, in choosing simplicity, the freedom to focus is gained.

I welcome any suggestions you may have on how to refine the layout or approach simplicity in any way.