Confidence is…

Knowing deep down,

In the dark recesses of your brain,

Where you seldom hazard to go,

That you can do whatever it is,

That needs doing.

It's when you don't think you can dribble,

Two basketballs simultaneously,

Because you have issues with just one,

But when the spherical air-filled rubber,

Hits the floor,

You can do it, and they won't ricochet off in diagonal directions.

It's being able to push past your self-doubt,

Your insecurity,

And proceed with the seemingly impossible task.

It's saying, "Yeah, I can do that,"

Even when you aren't sure you can,

But you back up your statement anyway.

Most importantly,

Confidence just is.