To be successful in business you have to learn to put your feet on the ground and not believe that you know everything.
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Read the section of carefully Self-help In a bookstore you will find a very common mantra: “If you think you can do it, you will”. Thomas Chamorro, Professor of Business Psychology at the University of London, says the idea of only believing in ourselves to be successful is wrong. His latest book, Confidence: The Shocking Truth About How Much You Need And How To Get It ((Confidence: The Surprising Truth About How Much You Need And How To Get It) says that those who are his own critics will be more successful than those who are his big fans. Chamorro says that trust is overrated and that uncertainty It is what we need most.
“There’s a very weak relationship between ability and self-confidence, not just because many people are humble or not confident, but because most people think they are better than they really are,” he says.
Although those who are not confident feel guilty, or ashamed, Chamorro says that those who are very confident have unrealistic expectations, which will help them gain more confidence. There are four advantages to uncertainty:
1. You are of course more realistic. Chamorro says entrepreneurs tend to suffer from over-consciousness because of their risk taking, which blinds them to potential problems. This is why 90 percent of businesses fail. Those less confident have the ability to perceive threats and are more likely to succeed as entrepreneurs because they don’t go blind.
2. You work harder. Although cocky people do little to improve their skills, those with less confidence take preparation, training, and work seriously. “These people perceive a space between what they want to be and where they want to be. They don’t close that space by having more confidence, but by working harder,” says Chamorro. High-spirited people tend to work less and are unprepared for important challenges and tasks because they have the illusion of improvement.
3. You are nicer. While it is true that the most confident people are labeled “charming” or “charismatic”, over-awareness can lead others to refer to you as “charming” arrogantespecially if trust is seen as unjustified. Chamorro says that many cultures prefer to interact with people who appear humble and humble.
4. You are more likely to accept criticism. While cocky people don’t mind negative feedback, those with less confidence will accept criticism as constructive and work hard so that it isn’t a weakness.
All of this doesn’t mean we should be insecure all the time. If you don’t trust you won’t achieve your goals. We need some security to be successful balance.