Re: Is this true? Or am I making an excuse?
The statement that confidence is all that is needed to pick up women is only true to an extent. Yes, there are some people where all they need is to have confidence in themselves and all of a sudden they're getting women like crazy. However, there is a large group of people, including myself, where simply gaining confidence in yourself will not work.
I often see on the forums, and I know I was in that bunch one time long ago, that a poster will seem very incompetent when it comes to a topic of pickup, such as the approach or texting. No amount of confidence boosting is going to improve their game. It requires a thorough education on how the topic works, what is good and bad in the topic, and why they should carry out the topic in a particular manner. Only then will they progress and become great at their game.
I think it would be far better for you if you learned pickup when you are not at your best. When you lose your confidence, or you are having a bad day, will you still be able to play the game like a champ? When you learn how to be a great pickup artist when you are not your best, you become a phenomenal pickup artist when you are in the best mindset possible.
"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time." - Malcolm X