Well, I can write a whole book recollecting memories where I have been kicked on my butt for being over-confident. For some people, over-confidence comes with attitude and for some people, it comes out of ignorance. Nevertheless, over-confidence always hits you at the wrong place and at the wrong time.
Understanding the difference between confidence and over-confidence
Being honest, it has taken me years of experience and countless memories to understand the difference between being confident and being over-confident. It’s that thin line, which can make it, or break it.
While confidence comes with practice, dedication and hard work, over-confidence also comes with practice, dedication and hard work.
Contradicting? Let me explain.
When you boast of something, it is understood that you have achieved that something numerous times and you now don’t need practice or preparation. While this can be a hit, it can also prove to be a miss. That’s the difference between being confident and being over-confident. While confidence can be taken on a positive note where you think you will be able to take it off with ease, over-confidence is more about boasting and being arrogant about your skills.
What’s my learning?
While its good to understand your worth and have faith in what you do, it is also essential that you don’t forget your roots and continue the beautiful art of being calm and learning!