Brian Tracy on Building Confidence

Without self-confidence, you will not take action. Brian Tracy, CEO of Brian Tracy International and host of the best-selling audio program Psychology of Achievement, knows that action is the foundation to building a life worth living. In this interview with Shelby Skrhak, Tracy distinguishes between self-confidence and self-esteem, how to build confidence in your daily life, and why it’s important to understand that people were born to achieve increasingly difficult goals.


  • If we have the confidence that our action is going to bring about the desired improvement, then we will take the action. Are you confident in your ability to succeed?
  • Learn how positive self-esteem can create an upward spiral of achievement.
  • It’s age-old advice that still holds true today: You can control the direction of your life by writing down clear, specific goals and making plans to achieve them.

Favorite quote from this episode:

“The more you like yourself, the better you do. And the better you do, the more you like yourself. The more you like yourself, the more you persist, the more committed you are, the more determined you are. And  that leads to better results.”

—Brian Tracy

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