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The Confidence Myth: How to Succeed Despite Low Self Esteem

The Confidence Myth: How to Succeed Despite Low Self Esteem We can describe confidence as a belief in oneself. Belief in one's ability to figure things out and succeed, and acting in a way that conveys this belief. It is great to have a high level of confidence. It generally makes life easier. A great news is that confidence is not an innate, fixed characteristic. You can build it. But while you are still developing your confidence, remember that confidence should not stop you in achieving everything you set out to achieve. You don’t need confidence to succeed in life. What do you need instead? Play the cards you were given NOW and get things done. How Lack of Confidence Did Not Impact Career “What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.” -- Napoleon Hill Let me share a personal story that illustrates the confidence myth. At the beginning of my career I was working in the research back office of a major consulting firm. At that time, I had recently transferred from my previous job where I was serving as a manager at a small defense company. (I actually started as a front desk receptionist at that…

The Confidence Myth: How to Succeed Despite Low Self Esteem We can describe confidence as a belief in oneself. Belief in one's ability to figure things out and succeed, and acting in a way that conveys this belief. It is great to have a high level of confidence. It generally makes life easier. A great news is that confidence is not an innate, fixed characteristic. You can build it. But while you are still developing your confidence, remember that confidence should not stop you in achieving everything you set out to achieve. You don’t need confidence to succeed in life.…

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