CONFIDENCE IS CONSCIOUSNESS OF ONE’S RELIANCE OF ONE’S POWER
Not much work has been done in the area of building confidence in humans in the formative years of life.
Inappropriate evaluation & labelling by significant others; of children as shy, overconfident… leads to unhealthy consequences.
It is time to understand what is confidence and how it can be acquired, most importantly how it is systematically destroyed by negative estimates by significant others.
Confidence is a belief that one can have faith in oneself and one has power over how one responds to situations and take decisive actions leading to desired outcome.
Overconfidence is when your outcome is way lower than expected, there is no corelation or there is negative correlation between belief and ensuing outcome.
Over confidence is well established bias in which a person’s subjective confidence in his/her judgments are greater than objective accuracy.
On the flipside, over confidence is beneficial to self esteem, this gives the individual the will to succeed in their desired goals.
If overconfidence is due to overvaluation of self then one can make corrections along the way, taking feedback and improving in areas of self control, self efficacy, adjusting locus of control, enduring tendency to experience unpleasant emotions..
Studies have shown that people cling to overly positive beliefs about themselves because it helps them to cope and thrive. There are evidence that optimistic beliefs & confidence are correlated with better life outcomes.
Confidence without clarity is bad.
Confidence increases when there is more information to base judgement. Strive for clarity and the confidence that is the result of clarity is excellent.
How to gain clarity?
Clarity is the result of seeking to know and striving to understand the fundamental realities of life.
Let your soul power evaluate your thoughts, feelings and actions. Be firmly established in core principles and current values.
Empower yourself with sharp intellect, ability to discriminate, ability to discern, make accurate judgements, developing insight and achieve self Mastey.
You will pave the way for great Success, Wellbeing and fulfillment.
Dr. Anchal M Dua