What self-confidence is to a Navy Seal?

Steve Anthony
2 min readJan 3, 2021


One of the best quotes I’ve heard in a long time was from Navy SEAL David Rutherford. He says:

Imagine a soldier. A soldier goes through training, he’s put in uncomfortable positions, pushed beyond his limits, he doesn’t cling to results, only growth.

He repeats his training again and again…He continually pushes himself. He doesn’t mask his fear or insecurity and he acts courageously in the face of that fear. He is self-confident, not because of his ego, but because of his experiences.

Through training and hard work, he’s come to believe in himself. He learns that “I can,” and eventually “I can,” becomes his routine. This is the true heart of self-confidence. This is self-confidence.

Most people aren’t born with high self-confidence but what happens over time is that you develop it. Through experience. Through practice.

The Importance of Believing in Yourself

Not only does it simply feel good to believe in yourself, self-confidence and self-belief also bring about other desirable benefits.

Research has shown that those with high self-confidence enjoy:

  • Better overall health, because you’d be able to deal with stress and difficult emotions better.
  • Better relationships and ability to focus on improving relationships.
  • Improved performance at work through better ability to concentrate and greater commitment to tasks.

We hope this helps you and you become more confident today! Take action and see how quickly your confidence will rise!

Reflect on things you do well. Your belief in yourself is a huge factor in determining your success and confidence.

William James’ a renowned American psychologist, proposed that confidence is built on the foundations of two things:

  • How you feel and what you believe about yourself.
  • How you view your self-image, and whether or not you approve of it.

Work on these two things and you’ll start seeing your confidence rise.

Next, target anxiety with relaxation exercises.

Here’s a list.

  1. Do some belly breathing. Take long, slow, deep breaths.
  2. Mindfulness meditation.
  3. Yoga, tai chi.
  4. Repetitive prayer.
  5. Download a relaxation meditation app on your phone.
  6. Turn off your phone for an hour a day.
  7. Get more sleep.
  8. Try to clear your thoughts at the end of the day.
  9. Find someone to talk to.
  10. Get some sort of therapy.

We hope this helps you and you become more confident today! Take action and see how quickly your confidence will rise!



Steve Anthony

I’m an adventurous coffee drinker. I’m also the founder of https://www.loopward.com/, a source to help people improve their people skills. Reach out!