What is confidence?
“For those who believe, no proof is necessary.
For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.” -Stuart Chase
What does everyone want but not everyone has? Confidence. Please refer to the “Human Engineer” page on website. What is it?
The human body is bounded by space and time within “physics” but, mind is metaphysics, “meta” means beyond. We need to combine these two realms, “physics” and “metaphysics”, in order to understand human life and to define what confidence is. Furthermore, we need to find harmonized congruency with the spiritual realm (supernatural). At another time, I will cover the following question, “What is the difference between mind and spirit?” Let’s continue now with the topic of confidence within two realms: “Physics” and “Metaphysics”.
When things happen in space we call them events, accomplishments, or achievements.
We call what happens in the time belt “tense”, which has past, present, and future. Past is always concrete, present is always ambiguous, and future is always unknown.
As long as humans are alive, we must do something – that is our destiny. Life is so empty, unoccupied by some activities, no one can bear the emptiness and boredom. That is the drive we have instinctively. Ironic is nobody knows how to live a life before they live it. – but have to live it now. At the same time, we have a fear of the unknown as well as failure. That is why confidence is rare and not easy to gain.
Confidence has three elements:
● Events: things happening, such as achievements, works, or accomplishments
● Tense (time): past, present, future
● Entity: governing body, a being, one’s own mind
When we talk about confidence we are limited to future events. Nothing is here yet, but we can imagine what we would like to be done; that is future event and there is where confidence begin! Now, we need support this future evens with desire, intellect, and with character to put it in action to make it reality. At the point of imagining future events, they have been done mentally but not physically. It has been done in the “metaphysics” realm, but not yet in the “physics” realm. In other words, mind has abilities to imagine and create new events in the “metaphysics” – beyond the physical world. With confidence, it will give us meaning to direct physical energy to create our daily life.
Here is my definition for confidence; “Certainty of future events formed in one’s mind”.
Confidence offers belief, as it gives the holder the power to direct their time (part of life), energies (physical strength which turns into action), efforts (intention which turns into drive), methods (intellect which turns into know how), and character (attitude which turns into level of standard – acceptance of result) to shape the future however he or she wants, as the future belongs to them. Of course we need background knowledge of the area you want to accomplish, imagination of the new event, as well as willingness to put forth effort. Since I defined confidence, the next questions that should follow are:
Why do we want confidence?
How do we gain confidence?
How do we measure confidence or direct its process?
The Human EngineerⓇ has the complete answer for this, I look forward to presenting this to you in the near future.
In the meantime, by enrolling at Master Lee’s Joonbi Taekwondo, you will embark on a path to increased confidence, which is sure to improve so many other aspects of your life. Come in today to see what Master Lee can do for you.
Ⓒ 2014 Jeeho Lee, Human EngineerⓇ
Student testimonials on confidence:
Thank you for being my Taekwondo Master and helping me realize what self confidence means. I have also learned a lot about self discipline and the ability to defend myself! I also have a lot of fun in your class. I’ve met a lot of people! Thank you!!
Your dedication to helping each student reach their fullest potential both in and out of the class is truly appreciated. I have seen many positive changes in my children such as more confidence, respect and discipline. I am pleased with the changes in myself, especially in accepting my mistakes, learning from them and moving on. I am grateful to you for sharing your knowledge and your life! -Debbie Edwards
Thank you, Master Lee, for teaching our children confidence and building their self-esteem. -Jeanine, Pat and Katie