Why We NEED Competence!

Think of the person who is so confident they know how to do something…but then fails miserably when they actually do it!ย ๐Ÿ˜…

But think of the person who is so skilled on how to actually do something, yet they doubt their abilities to do it…ย ๐Ÿ˜จ

So the confident person takes the competent person’s place!ย ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

๐ŸŒŸย It’s important we remember Confidence and Competence are NOT the same thing.ย ๐ŸŒŸ

Confidence is the belief in yourself to do something. Competence is in your actual ability to do something.ย โ†”๏ธ

You can believe you know how to drive a car, yet simultaneously be horrible at it! You can believe you know how to be a leader, yet simultaneously have no one follow you!ย ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

It’s important we remember this distinction, because it’s easy for us to be attracted to charismatic and confident leaders that under the surface can be completely incompetent.ย ๐Ÿ’ฏ

How often does this happen? How often do we appoint leaders based on their confidence and how they make us feel, rather than based upon their competence or character? ๐Ÿค”

Philosopher Bertrand Russell once wrote in an essay in 1933 in response to the Rise of Nazi Germany: โ€œThe trouble with the modern world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.โ€ย โœ๏ธ

This quote always reminds me to stay humble, to stay open and remember I’m not flawless. I could in fact be wrong about many things. This quote is not only my reminder but a crucial one at that, when we remember what happened in the following decade with World War 2.ย ๐Ÿฉธ

So this is my message to the Competent individuals out there…โฌ‡๏ธ

There are people far less qualified getting the jobs you want!ย ๐Ÿ‘

There are people far less competent in leadership positions you’d be amazing in!ย ๐Ÿ‘

It’s not because they’re exceptionally talented. It’s not because they necessarily put in a ton of hard work. It’s because they’re confident in themselves, and people tend to follow confident people. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

If you step up, we could not only have Confident leaders but ones who are BOTH Confident AND Competent! You got this!ย ๐Ÿ˜„โค๏ธ

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