Back It Up…

There’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance.

In fact, the only thing that separates the two is the volume knob. Confidence is generally the quieter of the two. Neither is better or worse than the other, but both are slave to the same condition:  you need to be able to back it up.

Whether you let other people talk about how great you are, or you talk about it yourself, backing it up with results is what matters. It’s as we say in Klawerjas (the world’s most addictive card game), “Don’t play the King if you don’t have the Ace.

Take for example the classic case of Manchester United and Manchester City, two teams in the Barclays Premier Football League  – and bitter rivals. City fans will tell you United supporters are an arrogant bunch, always talking about how fantastic their team is. Of course, if you ever watch City fans online or in real life, you’ll see that they’ve won the league before the season has ended…much like their cousins at Liverpool. It’s not to say Manchester United fans don’t crow about their victories. It’s just done in the context of each match.

Manchester United is confident. Manchester City is arrogant. Both are excellent football teams.

No matter if you choose arrogance or confidence, remember that the only way to own it is to back it up with results.

And in case you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a Manchester United fan…who’s been called arrogant by his colleagues,family members and friends more times that he cares to remember…

Yeah. I’m shocked too.

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