Why You NEED Confidence!

Think of the person who is so confident they know how to do something…but then fails miserably when they actually do it! 😅
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But think of the person who is so skilled on how to actually do something…yet consistently doubts their ability to even do it. 😨
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So what happens? The Confident person takes the Competent person’s place in the Hierarchy of Authority! 😲
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🌟 𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝘁’𝘀 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴.🌟
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Confidence is the belief in yourself to do something. Competence is your actual ability to do something. ↔️
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You can believe you know how to drive a car, yet simultaneously be a horrible driver! 🚗
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You can believe you know how to be a leader, yet simultaneously isolate the people around you! 😲
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You can believe you know more than experts in their fields, yet simultaneously spread misinformation because of your ignorance. 🤦‍♂️
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It’s important we remember this distinction, because it’s easy for all of us to be attracted to Confident leaders. 🧲
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But that doesn’t automatically make them Competent as well. 💯
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How often does this happen? How often do we follow leaders based on their Confidence and how they make us feel, rather than based upon their Competence or their personal character? 🤔
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Philosopher Bertrand Russell once wrote in an essay in 1933 in response to the Rise of Nazi Germany: “𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙣 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙡 𝙤𝙛 𝙙𝙤𝙪𝙗𝙩.” ✍️
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This quote has always reminded me to stay humble, to remember I’m not flawless, and that I can always keep learning more. 💯
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I can in fact be wrong about many things, and with a continual understanding of the world around me I should remain open to new perspectives. 🙌
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Because I might learn something new. 💡
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This quote is not only a reminder but also a cautionary one, if we are going to remember what happened in the following decade with Hitler and World War 2. 🩸
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So, this is my message to the Competent individuals out there…⬇️
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There are people far less qualified getting the jobs you want because of their Confidence! 👍
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There are people far less skillful in leadership positions you’d be amazing at because of their Confidence! 👍
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There are people far less intelligent influencing people more than you because of their Confidence! 👍
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It’s not because they’re more talented. It’s not because they’re more hard-working. It’s also not because they’re more intelligent; this realization was a HUGE one for me! 🤯
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It’s because they’re Confident. And people follow Confident people, even when it does head towards destruction. 💥
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I’m NOT saying every Confident person is unintelligent or isn’t hard working. I know plenty who are, and I wholeheartedly applaud them! 💯
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But what I am saying is these other individuals exist, and I want to let my more Competent friends know that there’s plenty of more room available on the Hierarchy. 🗣️
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Take the time to develop your Confidence skills because your gifts are needed. 🏋️
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Because if you decide to step up, we will not only have a society of Confident leaders but ones who are BOTH Confident AND Competent! 😄
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That’s a real powerful combination! 👏
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You got this! ❤️

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