Saturday, April 07, 2007

An analogy I liked

I was driving my car on empty a couple of days ago and I thought that confidence is like gas in a car.

You can drive and get around when it's on empty, but eventually you are going to run out, and you won't be able to get around.

Also when you are low on gas, I tend to drive more conservatively and not gun it as I don't want to get stranded. The same thing applies to state and confidence, as when you have not had success your confidence is low and you play the game very conservatively. Then once you feel better about yourself and your abilities, you play looser and can get the same results.

I don't know if this is applicable to others or if it just makes sense to me,



  1. u know i was jsut thinkin bout this while doing my hw
    the new skills you get, gettin #, escalate, ect. could be like new and improved parts in that crappy care, n the car may even have horrible "looks" but u dont know whats under the hood, till u "look" or interact

  2. Syntax.1:16 AM

    I completely understand what you mean. When I am running on E, I am much more hesitant to put my foot into it (and I really have a lead foot). Definitely similar to "game state". If I am pumped, I will say anything I want and who cares what happens. If I feel dejected (no, not rejected), I am constantly watching my P's and Q's.

    Syntax. :Y

  3. I know exactly what you mean, funny I never thought about it, but come to think of it, its so true.

  4. Wow, true. Seems like when at low confidence , a rejection will diminish what little self esteem there is left?

    But when doing well with girls, rejection will mean very little, so more risks are taken.

    I think this analogy is applicable in many cases, from playing the stock market, to war.