My son, Seth, played tackle football for the first time last year. As I observed his team practice, I noticed something that made me think about life in general. The kids were working on tackling, one of the fundamentals of "tackle football". One kid on offense was instructed to run through one of three channels while the kid on defense was supposed to tackle the kid with the football. The kids who were timid while running with the football were leveled; the kids who were timid while trying to make the tackle were run over. This is pretty much true in life, if you're not confident in your assignment, it's going to be hard to complete it. So, where does competence come from? First, you must know what you are supposed to accomplish. This requires knowledge and understanding. The more we know and understand our assignment, the more confident we can be in fulfilling it. This leads me to the second point. Once confidence is gained, you must constantly remind yourself that you can get the job done. The more you complete your assignments, the more confidence you gain and the more successful you become. It all goes back to knowledge and understanding.Learn this lesson from pee wee football and you'll succeed at whatever you do.