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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

CONFIDENCE

The following comes from "Everyone Communicates Few Connect" by John C. Maxwell

My favorite story about confidence comes from an interview Larry King did with Ty Cobb, one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Cobb, who was them seventy, was asked, “What do you think you’d hit if you were playing these days?” Cobb, who was a lifetime .367 hitter (still the record), said, “About .290, maybe .300.” “That’s because of the travel, the night games, the artificial turf, and all the new pitches like the slider, right?” Larry asked. “No,” responded Cobb. “It’s because I’m seventy.” Confidence like that—when invested in others—helps people to feel connected to the person giving it, and it makes them confident in themselves.