Cocky vs. Confident

16 Responses

  1. Amy A says:

    Good for you! I don’t understand why people would call you cocky for setting a more ambitious goal…in weight loss, you make a goal that will make you feel healthy and better about yourself and it’s great that you are constantly re-adjusting your goals as you continue to lose weight! Congrats on your success so far!

  2. Kevin says:

    I would agree with Amy A. I will also congratulate you on your accomplishments!

    Here’s to long life!

  3. Coryad says:

    I wouldn’t call you cocky either…. it’s called redefining your goal and it’s YOUR decision on how much weight to lose. Keep up the good work, Mr Inspiration.

  4. Nick R says:

    I’m a big believer in failure. Take for instance your goal … what if when all comes down to it, you only lose 140lbs or 130lbs. Now, that’s failure, but wouldn’t it be nice? I’m always more likely to quit when I actually meet my goal, but if I fail, I feel like I have to keep going.

  5. mike says:

    Who called you cocky?

    I sense a little arrogance in the way you write, but lets face it, you write very well and keep us all glued to this site.

  6. bossymommy says:

    T, you have NEVER come across as arrogant to me (and it takes one to know one, doesn’t it?). Did I call you cocky? I hope not. And pardon me if I ever tried to deter you from your desire to raise your own bar. What works for me won’t necessarily work for you. That’s especially true when it comes to weight loss goals. Not one person who reads your blog or follows your progress can argue with your success. What YOU are doing is working for YOU. You *should* be confident. You’re determined and hard-working and consistent. I wouldn’t have pegged you as a Golden Girls fan. I always thought Little House would be more your speed.

  7. Mike says:

    Good for you! Never let the nay-sayers get you down.

    That’s the thing about accomplishment, it makes others who aren’t happy with their performance in that area get jealous and upset.

    But remember, it’s their problem they’re jealouse, because they’re not accomplishing their goals. You have every right to be proud of what you’re doing.

  8. Tyler says:

    I don’t mind if you find my writing arrogant, Mike. I certainly don’t intend it to be, but you’re welcome to interpret my writing how you’d like.

    I do appreciate you reading, though!


  9. mike says:

    Hm, I didn’t necessarily mean arrogance in a bad way, so I do apologize if you, or anyone else, took offense to it.

    I suppose we all have our own interpretations of cocky vs confidence vs arrogance, haha. But there’s no sense in debating each term — you’re doing a wonderful job losing weight and certainly doing a wonderful job keeping us reading.

  10. More men should follow your example.

  11. marc says:

    Tyler, Just look at what you’ve achieved so far mate, amazing stuff. I agree with the post above that some people can get a little jealous but that’s their problem.
    keep up the good work and this blog is a great motivator for myself as well, thanks.

  12. Will says:

    One of your best posts, Tyler. More people would reach their goals if they understood this. Great way to lead by example!

  13. Wingnut says:

    Way to go! I was actually thinking about you while I was running last night and the neutral tone of your posts lately. I was thinking that you needed to kick out a positive “I rule” type of post. You must have read my mind :)

    Anyway, congrats on the accomplishments and keep it up!

  14. k. says:

    That’s some house you got your eye on!

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