You Don’t Need Confidence

Matt Hogan
2 min readDec 9, 2021

I used to believe that I needed more confidence.

If only I had more confidence I would have/do/be _______

Sound familiar?

I would spend all my time fighting for why I couldn’t be true to and honest with myself.

I would fight for why nothing could change.

I would fight for ‘how things are’ (even though I sensed there was a better way).

All because I had convinced myself that confidence was a pre-requisite for real change.

Without this confidence, I believed, I was not able to experience more inner balance and joy, while being in deliberate creation of my life.

The funny thing was when I realized confidence isn’t a pre-requisite for me to step into being more of who I am and want to be.

It’s not confidence I needed.

I needed courage.

That deep down feeling that says, ‘well, I don’t know exactly what is going to happen, and I’m going to step into this anyway’.

I realized that all the books, skills, mentors, and information means absolutely nothing…. if I don’t have the courage to live it.

Over time, I have become less concerned about confidence, and more trusting of my courage.

In my courage I have found that, no matter what emerges as a result of a big change, leap, or the like, I’m well equipped to operate smoothly through it.

In knowing that, I stay grounded.

Where are you currently waiting for confidence in lieu of stepping into the courage you innately have?

PS: Some believe that we have to make an enormous shift to always living from courage, and that can keep us at a standstill. It’s in the first, then second, then third act where we do what feels hard, that a reinforcing cycle can emerge.

Start where you are, and step into 5% more courage today.

More about Matt Hogan…

I’m a friend, a coach, a consciousness explorer, a traveler, a breath-work facilitator, and an active participant on a journey of Self mastery.

By day, I support leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives of socially-minded organizations. I am helping them to accelerate their own internal change work so they can have an even greater impact through their roles, presence, and within their lives.

Through coaching, facilitating, teaching and other modalities, I create a space for you to design and live into the next level of yourself, while you tackle and make possible your next impossible.

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Matt Hogan

Coaching Leaders & Executives to Find Purpose, Clarity, and Alignment. | World Traveler | Soul Seeker | I help you through the hard sh*t.