Monday, 12 September 2011

Self-confidence vs arrogance: part 2

Jim Connolly has published a great article, "How to succeed in a world of failing small businesses".

And I think he's just exemplified the difference between self-confidence and arrogance.

Self-confidence says: "I'm good at what I do. That doesn't mean I think I know everything. There's always more I can learn, from people in all fields including my own. My mind is open to new ideas because that's the best way I can help others succeed."

Arrogance says: "I'm good at what I do, I know all I need to know, and I don't need anyone else telling me what to do or how to do it."

People love to feel wanted and appreciated for their expertise, and to share it. That's why self-confident people draw others to them, and arrogance pushes others away. Who wants to feel like someone else is looking down on them and making them feel like the Dirty Rascal instead of the King of the Castle?

Well not me for starters. That's why I steer clear of arrogant people.

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