Confidence v. Arrogance
Confidence is a good thing; it helps you achieve your goals in life. Without confidence, you will probably never even try, and, if you try, you will probably not succeed, and, even if you do succeed, you will probably view it as a fluke and still lack confidence. Confident people are never afraid to try, they always think they have a chance to succeed, and, even if they do not succeed, they will work harder and try again.
When confidence is carried to the extreme, people become arrogant. They think they are better than everyone else is, and thus, they think they are special and deserve special notice. They do not draw any satisfaction from winning because they do not think others deserve the win, and, when the arrogant lose, they think it was because of a conspiracy against them by the little people. Arrogance is a bad thing.
Good Taekwondo fighters are confident in their abilities, but they respect their competitors and do not degrade or belittle them. A true warrior respects the opponent’s courage as he deals the deathblow and knows, that for the grace of God, he or she would be dead instead of the opponent.