Last Friday, I learned the root meaning for the word “confidence.” I was at a conference and the speaker, Chris Widener, broke down the two main Latin roots of the word to define the meaning…

“Con” means “with.” Like Chile con carne.

“Fide” means “faith.” Like fidelity.

Basically – to have confidence means to have faith in yourself. Small thing and somewhat obvious, but when the word was actually broken down for me, it made a greater impact. To be truly successful, you need to have a lot of confidence – true faith – in yourself. If you don’t have it, how can anyone else?

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