It is easy to be confident when things are going your way.
The striker has already scored two goals.
When he gets set up for a third goal, his confidence is running high…
It is easy to feel confident when we are on a roll, when the cards are going our way, or we are closing sales left, right and centre.
This symptomatic confidence, one built on a recent series of successes, is not particularly difficult to accomplish or useful.
Effective confidence comes from within, it is not the result of external events.
The confident salesperson is likely to close more sales.
The confident violinist expresses more of the music.
The confident leader points us to the places we want [and need] to go.
You succeed because you have chosen to be confident. It is not really useful to require yourself to be successful before you are able to become confident.