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July 2, 2014

One Proven Way to Build Confidence

True confidence comes from accepting your total and ever-present failure to be like anybody else, and from building your life from there.
  1. Specialize. But don't specialize out of fear of competition. The competition will find its way into your home turf anyway.
  2. Feel free to compare. It is both natural and good for learning.
  3. Accept that you have already failed and that you will never do things the way the stars in your chosen field have done or are doing.

You don't play football like Maradona?

No problem.

Do you make that 10-meter pass today better than you did yesterday?

Will you make it better tomorrow?

You may not be a second Maradona, but you may make bigger contributions to football than the first and only Maradona!

Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJuly 04, 2014

    These special aspects of science, and the great variety of its subdomains,
    make it congenial for people with a huge range of talents and temperaments. That point was nicely made by Enrico Fermi. He was asked if he could think of something his fellow Nobel laureates in physics had in common. After a pause, he replied: "No, I can't think of anything they have in common. Not even intelligence."