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Sat Jan 19, 2019, 12:14 AM

Why Insecurity May Be The Key To Success


Maybe everything you’ve been led to believe about being a successful business leader is wrong.

What if confidence is overrated? What if faking it until you make it actually does more harm than good?

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a professor of business psychology at University College London, thinks so. His new book, Confidence: Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, Insecurity, and Self-Doubt, isn’t just another touchy-feely book telling you that you are good enough, smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like you.

In fact, Confidence says the exact opposite.

“Although society places a great deal of importance on being confident, there are no genuine benefits except feeling good,” Chamorro-Premuzic writes. “In fact, lower confidence is key to gaining competence, which is the only effective strategy for gaining genuine confidence–confidence that is warranted by one’s actual competence.”

Another one

Less-Confident People Are More Successful

I should be really successful then.

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NRaleighLiberal Jan 2019 #1

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Sat Jan 19, 2019, 12:22 AM

1. I think this is absolutely true, based on personal experience

I've never felt I am good enough at anything I do - always am second guessing myself - and it drives me to work harder at things....

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