Dictionary describes “Self Confidence” as “a feeling of trust in one's abilities, qualities, and judgment”.
NBA (National Basketball Association) of USA holds all-star game every year. 12 players from Eastern Conference teams and 12 players from Western Conference teams play an exhibition game.
One of the side attractions is an individual 3-point shootout contest.
Larry Bird was one of the great professional basketball players for the team Boston Celtics. In one year, before the 3-point shootout contest, he was curiously looking at all the other contestants. A reporter asked him what he is looking for.
Larry replied: I am wondering who is going to come in second.
Some people may think it was a trash talk. I feel it was an extreme self confidence
Larry Bird came in first and won the 3-point shootout contest that year.