I enjoy watching a show called Life Below Zero on the National Geographic Channel.  It’s a “reality show” about people who live off-the-grid in Alaska.  I admire the level of courage and tenacity that it takes to thrive under those kinds of circumstances.  Andy Bassich is one  of the people who is profiled on the show… he lives on the Yukon River with a team of sled dogs.  In a recent episode, Bassich made a statement about what it takes to succeed in Alaska.  “Experience leads to knowledge. Knowledge leads to confidence, and confidence leads to success.”  It reminded me of the virtuous cycle of the belief quotient… Action produces results, results reinforce belief, and belief supports action.