Two Big Differences Separating the Confident and the “Cocky”


The one thing in life we all need is confidence.  However, what is the difference between the confident person and someone who is just plain “cocky?”

There are two big differences between the confident and the “cocky.”  Before we discuss the two big differences, we need to define the confident and the “cocky.”

What the confident and the “cocky” look like


There are different characteristics that define both groups of people.

Being confident is living…

- Bold,

- Courageous,

- Fearless,

- Hopeful,

- Thankful

- Positive,

- Self-assured, and

- Sure.

Whereas being “cocky” is living…

- Arrogant,

- Brash,

- Entitled

- Overconfident,

- Presumptuous, and

- Self-confident.

Two Big Differences Separating the Confident and the “Cocky”


1. Belief in God.  Believing in God has a way of humbling even the most arrogant person.  For whatever reason, there may be some who will say believing in God is a sign of low confidence.  On the contrary, I believe it takes a courageous person to believe and give full control of their life to God.

It is natural for us to attempt to control everything in our lives, which is the position of being “cocky.”  However, when we believe in God and His mercies, we become more dependent on Him and confident in God’s plans for our lives.

2. Serve People.  Along with believing in God, confident people are never ashamed to help others.  Confident people will always find a way to serve others, no matter a person’s race, gender, age, socioeconomic status, or religion.

Those who are confident desire for others to be confident, so they intentionally and passionately serve to pass along that same confidence to others in search for a better life.


Question: Can you recognize any characteristics of confidence or cockiness in your life?  Leave your comments below.

Peace and Prosperity,
Bryant Hall
MTN Universal, LLC
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