Aim for your confidence “sweet spot”
Can you have too much confidence? Absolutely. We’ve all come across the so-bad-they-think-they’re-good X-Factor contestant, or the cold-caller who keeps up with the same sales pitch long after you’ve stopped listening. People with too much confidence live in a bubble of self-delusion. They might appear impressive at first, but over time they come across as self-absorbed, arrogant and annoying. According to Dr Yeung, there’s a confidence “sweet spot” we should all aim for – where you have some ability to conquer self-doubt, but not so much that you ignore advice. Most of us do not see our own flaws, the best thing is to ask for feedback. After all, even top tennis players employ coaches.