Did anyone out there wake up this morning convinced that today was “The Day?”
The day they discovered you don’t know what you’re talking about?
Fact is, I wake up on many mornings feeling that way. And I’m not alone. Whenever I ask a group of managers whether they ever start their day with a crisis of confidence, they overwhelmingly say yes.
And when I ask them what they would most like to take home from the seminar or workshop, increasing numbers of them — no matter how experienced they are — say they would like to be more confident.
Ah, insecurity. It isn’t enough that managers have to deal, every day, with unpredictable news developments and wave after wave of change. They also have to deal with that little voice inside their heads that say, “You’re going to mess this up.”
One way to deal with the fear is to just live with it, taking comfort that many creative people suffer from insecurity. Read more