Triangle of Confidence

A few evenings ago, someone mentioned to me that there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance, and another one between insecurity and confidence. Personally, I think that I alternate between the three states regularly – sometimes literally context switching very quickly during a conversation.

This person also told me that being insecure is not a bad thing. One needs a healthy dose of insecurity in order to constantly strive to get better. If we do not have insecurities, we will never push to improve ourselves. I think that this makes some sense.

The trick is to learn how to manage this insecurity and not allow it to overwhelm. Actually, it’s also important to manage the confidence so that it doesn’t cross too often into arrogance.

But once in a while, it’s fun to just let things be as they may.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered/Professional Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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