I do not know where I originally got this from, but I have had it on the front of my trading binder for the past three decades:
“There can be no greater courage
when there is no confidence or assurance.
Half the battle is in the conviction
that you can accomplish what you undertake.
With practice you’ll come to a point of competence.
You’ll find yourself accomplishing your goals
with grace and confidence.
It’s then that you’ll do the things
that you never dreamed you could do.
You’ll discover powers you never knew existed.
If you’re prepared, you’re able to feel confident.
Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere.
It’s the result of constant work and dedication.