Aim for your con­fi­dence “sweet spot”

Woman & Home - - Life Edit -

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.

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