How can you be anything you want to be?
Get off your rear-end.
Why? Because identity comes after action.
One does not exhibit self-confidence, and as a by-product, go out and show success. It is the other way around. You find success, and in that, self-confidence grows.
- You show respect, therefore you are respectful.
- You write, therefor you are a writer.
- You lie, therefore you are a liar.
- You create, therefore you are a creative.
So, get up and act.
Act, and you will be.
“In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle said, “Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way . . . you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.””
–Stephen Mansfield, Mansfield’s Book Of Manly Men