The Confident Idiot
In well-meaning attempts to boost our confidence ahead of challenging moments, people often try to draw our attention to our strengths: our intelligence, our competence, our experience.But this can –...
On Impostor Syndrome
Faced with challenges, we often leave the possibility of success to others, because we don’t seem to ourselves to be anything like the sort of people who win.
How to Lose the Fear of Being an Idiot
We tend to fear being an idiot as a terrible, remote possibility. This keeps us anxious and unsettled.
Why it’s Good To Be a Loser
Our societies have advanced tendencies to label certain people ‘winners’ and others – logically enough – ‘losers’.
Coping with Self-Criticism
We almost all have a character inside our minds whom we might call the inner critic.
Challenging Our Idea of Success
There is a danger of over-investment in the idea of ‘success’. It’s natural to want to do well-enough around work.
The Impostor Syndrome
What holds us back from being more confident at work is often a sense that we are fundamentally different from those who succeed.
The Road to Greater Confidence
To boost our confidence ahead of challenging moments, well-meaning people often try to draw our attention to our good sides: our intelligence, our competence, our strength.
Why You Don't Need to Be Exceptional
Many of us walk the earth with a feeling that, in order to acceptable, we need to be something very special indeed.