To start something new for yourself requires a level of confidence so that you may become successful with it over time. With only a little confidence in yourself and your capacity to develop, the effort would likely stall or falter at the hint of challenge.

With too much confidence at any stage, the tendency would be to speak of your progress well ahead of how you’ve experienced it to that point. Your confidence to talk about success before you’ve earned it will cause stalling and faltering as well, especially if you are asked to demonstrate your level of talking it up on demand.

Between internal confidence and humility are a balancing act that is required to the promotion of growth, especially with new things. Too much of either is a deterrent to progress. Talk and act at the genuine level of progress you are at, with just a little more confidence to keep you learnin forward. Temper either if your progress is stalling, it is only from you that the level will be best set.

“I was always looking outside of myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” — Anna Freud –


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