The Confident Athlete Top Posts From 2023

TOP 10:


Researchers at Penn State found that smiling- even a forced smile reduces stress, boasts happiness, and increases confidence. #TheConfidentAthlete

#2: Stop worrying about what can go wrong and get excited about what can go right.

#3: Being confident isn’t arrogant or narcissistic. Confidence actually means you are less self-absorbed. #TheConfidentAthlete


#5: Focus on the lesson when you fail. When you are a learner vs a loser, confidence is built and the chance of future success increases.#TheConfidentAthlete

#6: Kobe was once asked if he hated to lose or loved to win more. He said neither- “I’m just out there every day to get better.” Thinking about winning or losing creates fear & anxiety. But going out there to constantly figure things out & get a little better is a healthier approach.

#7: You can’t control the outcome, but you can control the input.


Your self-talk is the most powerful form of communication. It either empowers you or defeats you. Take control of your life by taking control of your self-talk. #TheConfidentAthlete #ConfidenceJourney


Confidence is created by what we do, say, and think on a consistent basis. Use this calendar with your family, team, friends, etc. to start each day off strong. Here’s to having confidence in all we do! #ConfidenceCalendar #TheConfidentAthlete

#10: Your confidence needs to be built from within. If you build it on compliments, it will shatter with criticism.

TOP 11-20

#11: “Strength does not come from winning. your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger


#12: Your mind is either the most powerful ally you have or biggest enemy you face. #yourchoice

#13: When it comes to endurance, mental toughness is 80% of the battle. Be positive, humorous and happy. It is a difference maker. Positive talk increases endurance.

#14: All aspects of our health are strongly correlated with gratitude & the role it plays in a person’s life. Have an attitude of gratitude today! #TheConfidentAthlete


If you built a house with your work ethic, dedication, and preparation, would you trust its foundation enough to live in it? Would it crumple or stand tall during storms? #TheConfidentAthlete

#16: The reason most people fail instead of succeed is that they trade what they want most for what they want at the moment.

#17: You become who you are by how you think and talk to yourself. #TheConfidentAthlete



#20: We harm ourselves by our own thoughts a lot more than anyone else’s words to us. Yet, we want to get mad at the person that talks bad about us while we continue to talk worse to ourselves.

TOP 21-30

#21: You can’t rise above the image that you have of yourself. It’s important to have an image of a successful, confident person on the inside. You may not be there yet, but you need to know that you are capable of rising above anything. Start seeing you, you wish to be.

#22: Dean Smith used to say that the greatest listener he ever coached was also the greatest player, and that was Michael Jordan. Jordan soaked up everything he could- no coincidence that he was the greatest. We are never too good to not continue learning.

#23: Confident people don’t compare themselves to others. If you want to be more confident stop comparing yourself or your situation to others. Instead, focus on you: what you are doing, what you can do, your strengths, etc. #TheConfidentAthlete

#24: 99% of our problems are caused by our thoughts.


When David faced Goliath he didn’t call him a giant. It was to him just a challenge to overcome. How often do we make our challenges become Goliaths by how we talk about them or view them. A challenge is a challenge don’t make it bigger. Rise up and meet it. #TheConfidentAthlete

#26: Coaches and parents- reward the behavior vs the result to help your athlete develop lasting confidence.3059

#27: The biggest difference between our best performance and our worst performance is the variation in our self-talk and the self-thoughts and attitudes we carry around with us. #TheConfidentAthlete

#28: You can’t expect others to support & believe in you unconditionally, if you aren’t doing the same. Make a difference in your own life and start believing in you! #TheConfidentAthlete #ConfidenceJourney


#30: Jealousy is just a lack of self-confidence. #TheConfidentAthlete