Arrogant people tell you what they can do; self-assured people just do it; insecure people provide excuses for why they can’t do it. A proper amount of self-assuredness balances confidence, self-awareness, and self-acceptance.
I found this Lao Tzo quote after I wrote the sentences above:
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
Brilliant. (I couldn't have - and didn't - say it better myself.)
Tilt 365 Weekly Challenge: This week, I will be confident in my ability to achieve results…but not too confident.
Avoiding Arrogance (Overuse):
To avoid arrogance, be sure to check in frequently with Humanity, Wisdom, and Resilience. Are you attending to the impact of your actions? Are you properly considering relevant data? Have you been open to other ideas and perspectives? If not, you may be limiting your positive influence through arrogance.
Commendable Trait: Self-Assured
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