Wrexham Counsellor, Kim examines how to succeed even when we have little confidence.

We think that in order to have the life we want and to achieve our goals we need to be confident. Not so, as what we really need to be able to do is to close the gap between our confidence and competence. Being confident can lead us to over estimate our ability to perform, dismiss negative feedback as inaccurate and we can end up doing far worse than if we had a realistic self-view from the beginning. Having a high confidence may increase your ambition and it will also decrease the dedication, focus and effort needed to achieve your goals. Embrace your low confidence as it alerts you to where you need to improve and remember…. achievement is 10% performance and 90% preparation, focus on preparation and succeed! More tips next time.

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